RCA Half Track MONO Tapes 1954 - 1957    |    RCA 2-Track Tapes 1954 - 1956    |    RCA 2-Track Tapes 1957 - 1959


RCA Victor Pre-Recorded Monophonic Half Track High Fidelity
and "New Orthophonic" High Fidelity Reel-to-Reel tapes 1954-57

 

Advertisement from the August 1954 edition of Tape Recording Magazine.
No catalogue numbers had yet been assigned to the various titles.

 

TC-1 / BC-1   Leopold Stokowski - His Symphony Orchestra
Tchaikovsky: Aurora's Wedding (complete Ballet Suite, arranged Diaghileff) (1954)

 

Recorded April 8-9 and 14, 1954 in the Manhattan Center, NYC. This is a 5" reel. Also released by RCA-Victor on LM-1774.
Original tape catalogue number TC-1. Charles D Sigsbee's review is from the August 1955 edition of Tape Recording Magazine.

 

TC-3 / BC-3   Charles Munch - Boston Symphony Orchestra
R Strauss: Don Quixote, Op 35 (Fantastic variations on a knightly theme) (1954)

 

Recorded August 17, 1953, Boston Symphony Hall. This is a 5" reel. Also released by RCA-Victor on LM-1781. Original
tape catalogue number TC-3. Charles D Sigsbee's review is from the February 1956 edition of Tape Recording Magazine.

 

Second edition, 7" tape box with picture cover and liner notes on reverse.

 

TC-5 / CC-5   Robert Russell Bennet - Members of the NBC Symphony Orchestra
Victory at Sea - Orchestral Suite from the NBC Television Production (1954)

This is a 7" reel.

 

TC-6   Charles Munch - Boston Symphony Orchestra - Artur Rubinstein, piano
Brahms: Concerto No 2 in B-Flat, Op 83 (1954)

Recorded August 11, 1952, Boston Symphony Hall. This is a 7" reel.

 

TC-7 / BC-7   Arturo Toscanini - NBC Symphony Orchestra
Dvorak: Symphony No 5 (From the New World) (1954)

Recorded February 2, 1953 in Carnegie Hall, NYC.
This is a 5" reel. Also released by RCA-Victor on LM-1778.

 

TC-8 / BC-8   Arturo Toscanini - NBC Symphony Orchestra
Brahms: Symphony No 1 in C minor, Op 68 (1954)

 

Recorded November 3, 1951 in Carnegie Hall, NYC. Early variations of tape boxes depicted.
This is a 7" reel. Also released by RCA-Victor on LM-1702.

 

TB-1 / BC-9   Erich Leinsdorf - Robin Hood Dell Orchestra of Philadelphia
Franck: Symphony in D Minor (1955)

 

Recorded July 18, 1952 in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia PA.
Second edition tape box with picture cover and liner notes on reverse.

 

CC-15   Fritz Reiner - Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Artur Rubinstein, piano
Brahms: Concerto No 1 in D Minor, Op 15 (1955)

Recorded April 17, 1954, Orchestra Hall, Chicago. Also released on LM-1831.

 

BC-17   Alfred Wallenstein - Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra - Artur Rubinstein, piano
Chopin: Concerto No 1 in E Minor, Op 11 (1956)

 

Second edition tape box with picture cover and liner notes on reverse.

 

AC-19   Leopold Stokowski - His Symphony Orchestra
Enesco: Roumanian Rhapsodies Nos 1 and 2 (1956)

 

Recorded July 23 and October 1, 1953 in the Manhattan Center, NYC. Also released by RCA-Victor on LM-1878.
First edition tape box with nationally advertised price printed on the upper left-hand corner.

 

AC-23   Charles Munch - Boston Symphony Orchestra - Alexander Brailowsky, piano
Saint-Saëns: Concerto No 4 in C Minor, Op 44 (1956)

 

First edition tape box with nationally advertised price printed on the upper left-hand corner.

 

CC-30   Pierre Monteux - Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Delibes: Sylvia / Coppélia (1955)

 

First edition tape box with nationally advertised price printed on the upper left-hand corner.

 

DC-32   Renato Cellini and Jonel Perlea - RCA Victor Orchestra - The Robert Shaw Chorale
Verdi: La Forza del Destino (Highlights) (1957)

 

All star cast including Zinka Milanov, Jan Peerce, Leonard Warren, Raymond Keast and Nicola Moscona.
First edition tape box with nationally advertised price printed on the upper left-hand corner.

 

CC-37   Morton Gould and his Orchestra
Rodgers and Hammerstein II: Oklahoma! / Carousel Suites (1957)

 

First edition tape box with nationally advertised price printed on the upper left-hand corner.

 

DC-45 / DC-46   Sir Thomas Beecham - RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Puccini: La Bohème, Acts I - IV (complete) (1957)

 

Recorded March 16-17 and 30 to April 6, 1956 in the Manhattan Center, NYC. Also released in December 1956 on LM-6042.
The all star cast includes Jussi Björling, Victoria de los Angeles, Robert Merrill and Giorgio Tozzi. By many regarded as
THE recording of La Bohème. 1st edition tape box with nationally advertised price printed on the upper left-hand corner.

 

TP-2 / BP-2   George Melachrino - The Melachrino Strings
Music for Relaxation (1954)

 

Popular series. Recorded in London, UK. This is a 5" reel. Charles D
Sigsbee's review is from the August 1955 edition of Tape Recording Magazine.

 

TP-4   The Sauter-Finegan Orchestra
Inside Sauter-Finegan (1954)

 

Popular series. Recorded February 24-26, 1954 in New York. This is a 7" reel.
Charles D Sigsbee's review is from the June 1955 edition of Tape Recording Magazine.

 

BP-7   The Three Suns with String Orchestra
Soft and Sweet (1955)

 

Popular series. Second edition tape box with picture cover and liner notes on reverse.

 

AP-17   The Voices of Walter Schumann
Flirtation Walk (1956)

 

Popular series. Second edition tape box with picture cover and liner notes on reverse.

 

BP-37   Coleman Hawkins with Billy Byers and His Orchestra
The Hawk in Hi Fi (1956)

Recorded in NYC on January 17, 18 and 20, 1956. This is a 5" reel.

 

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