Two recordings of Scheherazade by the same Russian orchestra

Scheherazade-MelodiyalC01767-8-Kogan-Svetlanov-VASerov

Scheherazade-Quintessence-Fridheim-Svetlanov-Krol

Same orchestra, same conductor but different violin soloists. Unless Kogan and Fridheim are the same person, these are different recordings, both originally on Melodiya.

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Scheherazade by marching band

Scheherazade-MarkMC1584-AlabamaStateBand-1971-back

Scheherazade-MarkMC1584-AlabamaStateBand-1971-excerpt

The great music and culture critic Terry Teachout talks about how there once was a shared middlebrow American (and presumably all-Western) culture. The average person knew the themes from classical music highlights. So a university band could play one of the movements from Scheherazade, and not the most familiar one at that, and be appreciated. Here is a recording of that phenomenon.

Whether the disappearance of a shared culture is a bad thing is open to debate. On the one hand, the status of women has vastly improved since 1970, a date that makes a good dividing line between the old culture and the new. On the other hand, multiculturalism could lead to the death of Western civilization. All this follows from one band recording one piece of music on a custom record label.

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finally: more Scheherazade covers

Scheherazade-London5821-Crespin-Ansmeret-Ravel-Delacroix

Scheherazade-London4102531-Dutoit-JeanPaulVeretLeMarinier-1984

Scheherazade-LondonCS6212-Ansmeret-1961

Scheherazade-LondonCS6212-Ansmeret-blueback

Scheherazade-LondonCS6212-Ansmeret-late-pressing

Scheherazade-LondonCS6950-Mehta-Palladini-1975

Scheherazade-LondonCS7098-Maazel-JaneClark-1976a

Scheherazade-LondonCS7098-Maazel-JaneClark-1976b

Scheherazade-LondonJubileeJl41045-Maazel-JaneClark

Scheherazade-LondonLL1196-Danco-Ansmeret-Ravel-back

Scheherazade-LondonLL1196-Danco-Ansmeret-Ravel-GeorgeMaas

Scheherazade-LondonOS25821-Crespin-Ansermet-Ravel-back

Scheherazade-LondonOS25821-Crespin-Ansmeret-Ravel-Delacroix

Scheherazade-LondonPhase4SPC21005-Stokowski-1964

Scheherazade-LondonPM55002-Stokowski-1964-possSteinweiss

Scheherazade-LondonTreasuryR23196-Danco-Ansermet-Ravel

Scheherazade-LondonTreasurySTS15158-Monteux-MauryOwen

Scheherazade-LondonTreasurySTS15158-Monteux-MauryOwen-later

It took me a long time to figure out what was wrong with my scanner and its attached computer. The SCSI board had gone bad. Bought a new one, and am finally back in business. These are my remaining London records covers for Scheherazade, both Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel. One is an unsigned George Maas. The rest are nice enough. I include a London blue back for those who get excited by such things.

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one more Steinweiss that I think I have not posted

CRL57228-va-WeLikeGuys

A pretty fun one, acquired on my recent trip to my home town of Gainesville, Florida.

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a few more Scheherazade covers on minor labels

Scheherazade-JudsonJ3029-MartynGreen-ArabianNights-GeorgeBakacs

Scheherazade-GreatMomentsInMusicGM1

Scheherazade-Halo5050-Philharmonia-1957

Scheherazade-HollywoodLPH101-Thomas-National

Scheherazade-HollywoodLPH103-OneHourOfTheBestBallet

Scheherazade-JamHandy6-back

Scheherazade-JamHandy6-StoriesOfMusicClassics

Some Scheherazade, some excerpts from it.

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a footnote for the previous post

The reissue on London Richmond is egregious cheesecake. The rest are pretty interesting covers, I am sorry I don’t know the designers. The really colorful photograph one COULD be Steinweiss.

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10 covers for the same recording

Scheherazade-BritishDeccaLXT5082-Ansermet-Paris

Scheherazade-BritishDeccaLXT2508-Ansermet-Paris

Scheherazade-LondonSTS15126-Ansermet-Paris

Scheherazade-LondonCS6018-Ansermet-Paris

Scheherazade-LondonCS6018-back

Scheherazade-LondonLL6-Ansermet-Paris

Scheherazade-LondonLL1162-Ansermet-Paris

Scheherazade-LondonLLP6-Ansermet-Paris-1

Scheherazade-LondonLLP6-Ansermet-Paris-2

Scheherazade-LondonRichmondB19086-Ansermet-Paris

Scheherazade-LondonRichmondS29086-Ansermet-Paris

These are all covers for Ansermet conducting the Paris Conservatory Orchestra playing R-K’s Scheherazade. Two on British Decca, the rest on American London, the same company. More than 20 years of keeping this recording in print. It strikes me that the earliest covers were too early to have a stereo version, so perhaps Ansermet conducted the piece twice. The back liner notes are the same on all of them that have liner notes.

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