Tag Archives: Scheherazade

alex steinweiss scheherazade designs

Scheherazade covers by Alex Steinweiss. One is a Darrill Connelly, but the pale blue background is Steinweiss, according to Connelly when I spoke with him.

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repost: Scheherazade by Curt John Witt

It is fun to see the same graphic used over and over.

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repost of my favorite Scheherazade, RCA

I posted these long ago when doing the 78 rpm records. Here they are with the Scheherazades. Unsigned, possibly Frank Decker design. The 78 rpm original is the best, but the reuse of the drawing on the lp and 45 … Continue reading

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almost the last scheherazade covers

I especially like the one that reads “I dig Rimsky-Korsakov”. The last gasp of the middle-brow American taste, an attempt to make classical hip for the 60s generation. I will probably post the 78 rpm Scheherazades next, even though I … Continue reading

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still more scheherazade covers, reaching the end

the coollest one of these is the one on 16 rpm on Vox. It is the only 16 rpm record I have ever seen. Same music as four lps, I think.

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a few more Scheherazade covers

Tops was a budget label, not very well pressed records sold at rock bottom prices. The Australian one is insane, the main themes from numerous classical recordings.

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some obscure scheherazade covers

The one by the pop/rock band Renaissance is of course not related to Rimsky-Korsakoff, nor Ravel. But it is Scheherazade, illustrated. The rest are middlebrow at its finest.

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2 scheherazades and a steinweiss

no theme to this post, just a few covers that I acquired recently.

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a fun use of a Scheherazade cover.

This obscure Scheherazade is on Seraphim records, but this is not the Seraphim that was the reissue label of EMI/Angel. It wouldn’t be all that noteworthy, except that some obscure rock band took the cover and overprinted it to make … Continue reading

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scheherazade on rca, the remaining ones

What gets me is the amazing number of different recordings of any of the classicals warhorses by each of the biggest companies. RCA had each of their big name conductors record Scheherazade. So did Columbia. So did London, and Angel. … Continue reading

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