Chuck Nessa

Members
  • Content count

    24,241
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Chuck Nessa

  • Rank
    Ancient Guy out of touch and poor hearing

Contact Methods

  • Website URL http://nessarecords.com
  • ICQ 0

Profile Information

  • Gender Male
  • Location Buffalo, NY

Recent Profile Visitors

14,725 profile views
  1. Name of Tony Scott's first wife?

    No, that was Leo Kottke's mom.
  2. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Yes those are the recordings I mentioned. IIRC, the original Ensayo issue was a 2 lp set and we only issued 1 disc.
  3. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    I am enjoying your posts about this set. I haven't had the time to delve into the box but remember some of the recordings from lps. While working at HNH we issued a wonderful disc of Boccherini Quintets - I should search for a reissue of that.
  4. pete churchrs

    Peter Cherches? He was posting on FB today.
  5. The mix drove me to stop listening halfway through the first disc. Sax and piano on the left and bass and drums on the right. Everyone seemed near the top of their game. I think they should have done a fold down.
  6. Who’s this guitarist with Sonny Rollins?

    Rene Thomas.
  7. I have a number of RCA classical recordings from the '50s. From Wiki: On October 6, 1953, RCA Victor held experimental stereophonic sessions in New York City's Manhattan Center with Leopold Stokowski conducting a group of New York City musicians in performances of George Enescu's Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 and the waltz from Tchaikovsky's opera Eugene Onegin. There were additional stereo tests in December, again in the Manhattan Center, this time with Pierre Monteux conducting members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In February 1954, RCA Victor made its first commercial stereophonic recordings, taping the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Charles Münch, in a performance of The Damnation of Faust by Hector Berlioz. This began a practice of simultaneously recording orchestras with both stereophonic and monaural equipment. Other early stereo recordings were made by Toscanini (never officially issued) and Guido Cantelli respectively, with the NBC Symphony Orchestra; the Boston Pops Orchestra under Arthur Fiedler; and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Fritz Reiner. Initially, RCA used RT-21 quarter-inch tape recorders (which ran at 30 inches per second), wired to mono mixers, with Neumann U-47 cardioid and M-49/50 omnidirectional microphones. Then they switched to an Ampex 300-3 one-half inch machine, running at 15 inches per second (which was later increased to 30 inches per second). These recordings were initially issued in 1955 on special stereophonic reel-to-reel tapes and then, beginning in 1958, on vinyl LPs with the "Living Stereo" logo. RCA has continued to reissue many of these recordings on CD.[16] Another 1953 project for RCA was converting the acoustically superior building Webster Hall into its main East Coast recording studio. RCA operated this studio venue from 1953 to 1968.
  8. Jetty Valburn's Everybody's label - EV 3005. Duke Ellington. Reflections in Ellington: The 1932 Band in True Stereo.
  9. Keep what you have and smile. The current reissue of the Budapests are better - https://smile.amazon.com/Budapest-String-Quartet-Complete-Beethoven/dp/B0776K6TTN/ref=sr_1_1?crid=183JZLNA3HIDP&keywords=budapest+quartet+beethoven&qid=1565228441&s=music&sprefix=budapest%2Cpopular%2C162&sr=1-1
  10. Anyone order from FNAC?

    same here.
  11. Billy Mitchell Singles?

    There are 8 tunes on Dee Gee.
  12. Just bits and pieces here and there. I still have a few on vinyl and would jump on a set.