Monthly Archives: September 2014

Scheherazade and George Maas on Mercury

Everything I have that is Scheherazade on Mercury records. The first one, the drawn one, is signed Maas. Most of the rest could be Maas covers. He worked for Mercury for a long time, and the bulk of his work … Continue reading

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Two recordings of Scheherazade by the same Russian orchestra

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

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 … Continue reading

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finally: more Scheherazade covers

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 … Continue reading

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