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Auction Number 150 ­-
AUCTION Closing Date: Friday, 17 May, 2019

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Section V - Double Bass 78rpm records Nos. M0460 & M0461

M0460. SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY (Double Bass), w.Pierre Luboshutz (Pf.): Chanson triste (Played by the Composer) / Sonata in g – Largo (Eccles). 12" Scroll V 7159, on ‘Z’ shellac, only form of issue, 26 / 25 Sept., 1929. M-A MB 20

M0461. SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY (Double Bass), w.Pierre Luboshutz (Pf.): Valse miniature; Chanson triste; Concerto in f - Andante (all Played by the Composer) / Wiegenlied (Laska); Sonata - Largo (Eccles), 6s. 3-12" red vinyl RCA 99-2000/02, partially POM-1929, in Orig. Limited Edition Album Set LE-1. M-A, appears unplayed! MB 95

"...bowing to the pressure from the public, [Koussevitzky] allowed [three of the above pieces] to be made part of a 78rpm album LE-1. ‘LE-1’ was a deluxe collector's edition of 1,000 copies only, pressed on 12" transparent red vinyl discs and issued in commemoration of his 25 years of service to the BSO....he allowed the release of the 1929 recordings only as an accommodation to his friends and fans."
- Edward D. Young, ARSC Journal, 1990