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MG-50095: BLOCH: Sonatas for Violin and Piano / Rafael Druian, John Simms

[Front Cover] Label Type : maroon Mercury Olympian Series Long Playing High Fidelity
Matrix Number : SIDE-A YMG 50095A MF3    A1    I
SIDE-B YMG 50095B MF2    A1    I



Comments

Equivalent release: Mercury SR-90095 (stereo), but I haven't confirmed whether stereo version was actually released.

with original Mercury Living Presence inner sleeve.

Very early pressing with matrix imprints with YMG prefix and MF suffix - the earliest variation of the pressings at the RCA Victor Indianapolis plant. It is known to exist in the short era from 1954 thru early 1956 (for monaural only). This variation also exists in early Popular series and early EmArcy series. See the Matrix Number Variations section for the details of the discussion.

Since this recording was cut in August 1955, YMG pressings definitely indicate this is one of the earliest pressings.

A great monaural recording - sharp and crisp.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

(will be added later)

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

8 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
BLOCH: Sonata No.1 for Violin and Piano (28:39 in total)
A-1 Agitato -
A-2 Molto Quieto -
A-3 Moderato -
SIDE-B
B-1 BLOCH: Sonata No.2 for Violin and Piano (“Poeme Mystique”) 21:00 in total

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

Rafael Druian (vln), John Simmons (p).
Recorded at Fine Sound Studio, New York City on August 15-17, 1955.




Jackets

Front Back
[MG-50095 FRONT] [MG-50095 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-50095 A] [MG-50095 B]



Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[MG-50095 FRONT SLEEVE] [MG-50095 BACK SLEEVE]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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