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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more Scheherazade covers on minor labels

Scheherazade-GrandAwardGA33-302-Gielen-Vienna

Scheherazade-FunkAndWagnalls14-Perlea-Bamberg-1985

Scheherazade-FunkAndWagnallsFW507-back

Scheherazade-FunkAndWagnallsFW507-Perlea-Bamberg-Bakst-1980

Scheherazade-GoldenA29820-back-GraceClark

Scheherazade-GoldenA29820-BingCrosby-AliBaba-PaulBacon

Scheherazade-GoldenClassicsMGC203R

Scheherazade-GrandAwardGA33-302-back

Some Scheherazade itself, and others various uses of it.

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Scheherazade on various minor labels

Scheherazade-ForumSF70020-Strauss-OrchestreVienne-JayMaisel

Scheherazade-DiscsST6M-back

Scheherazade-DiscsST6M-SymphonicTreasures

Scheherazade-DisneylandST3987-Camarata-NeilBoyle-1970

Scheherazade-DisneylandSTER3987-back-NeilBoyle

Scheherazade-DisneylandSTER3987-Camarata-1970

Scheherazade-DynaDiscSCH829-Tolstov-LeningradPhilharmonia

Scheherazade-EMIFanfareSIT60042-vonMatacic-Philharmonia-1959

Scheherazade-FortunaTLPS930

Scheherazade-ForumSF9046-Strauss-OrchestreVienne-JayMaisel

Scheherazade-ForumSF70020-back

Labels in the D, E and F families :)

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Scheherazade on DG

Scheherazade-DG415-512-1-Maazel-Berlin-KlausSteffens

Scheherazade-DG2530-972-back

Scheherazade-DG2530-972-Ozawa-Boston

Scheherazade-DG139022-back

Scheherazade-DG139022-VonKarajan-Berlin

Scheherazade-DG139022-VonKarajan-Berlin-dark

Scheherazade-DGFavorit-2535-637-Liebeszauber-back

Scheherazade-DGFavorit-2535-637-Liebeszauber-WolterStrindberg

When I was young I learned to refer to this company as DGG – Deutsche Gramophon Gesellschaft. Nowadays I think of it as DG. I have always loved their overall cover design, with the large brass plaque at the top. Other companies have flirted with having an overall design, like Mercury ca. 1960 with the Stereophonic stripe at the top or High Fidelity stripe at the bottom. But no one else used the same overall design for so many years. Most DG covers are the usual zachn for classical covers – pictures of the composer, or the conductor or soloist, or reproductions of historic paintings. But sometimes they hire some great illustrators for their covers, like Wandrey. One of these is signed Klaus Steffens.

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