Recently, thanks in large part to a link from Busters Big 10-Inch Record, Vinyl Fatigue has gone from a sleepy, musical backwater on the web to a blog with a lot of activity. I want to thank all those who have visited and/or left comments. I have tried to respond to new commentary -- I had turned on comment moderation as a dependable means of being able to keep track of what was happening in the comments area -- and will continue to try to do so. If for some reason, though, your comment was not acknowledged, please accept my apologies. Several comments have been coming in at once, a new experience that delights me, but which may have resulted in oversights while responding. Next up is a transfer of an old 78 rpm set of the two Roumanian Rhapsodies by Enesco, the first performed by Ormandy and the Philadelphia, the second with Hans Kindler and the National Orchestra he founded. Then another recording of the Bartok Divertimento, this time on Bartok Records with Tibor Serly at the helm, a record with some delightful Gesualdo and Scarlatti arrangements, pointing to their "modern" harmonies, as filler. There is a complete Romeo and Juliet of Berlioz, led by Dmitri Mitropouos, in the offing, as well as a Haydn Symphony no. 94 (Surprise) with Koussevitsky and the BSO. And my new cartridge is just about broken in enough to start the Haydn Op. 50 in my ongoing Schneider Quartet/Haydn Society project. So stay tuned, and thank you so much for your support and encouragement.
I grew up listening to records -- shellac and vinyl -- and the sound of a needle tracking the grooves of an old LP is still deeply comforting to me -- a sound from childhood, like the fan of the hot air furnace coming on. However turntables are now relatively scarce, and we are becoming less tolerant of noise from the medium the music is stored on, so putting up renovated files of what I consider choice, but neglected performances, seemed a good way to spend some time. There are several thousand LPs in the house, a lot of them not re-issued on CD, some of them performances of real importance. If you like something, post a comment. I'd love to hear from you.
Everything posted here is in my personal collection on LPs or 78rpm records, and any restoration to the file is done by me. I do not post anything from CDs.