[f_minor] Howard Scott dies age 92

Anita Monroe rubatoatm at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 07:49:09 MDT 2012

Those 33 1/3 records do have better sound.  I still have a hundred or so of
them, some are historic performances never put in the CD format.
I'm sure that all you know that they are are hard to keep in good
condition, easy to scratch and almost impossible to keep clean and free of
dust.  That's one reason so many American libraries have rid their shelves
of them.  They have been in too many hands and a bit worse for wear.


On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 3:22 AM, Robert Merkin <bobmerk at earthlink.net> wrote:

> **
> *Not the slightest wish to detract from the work of Howard Scott, but
> most credit for the* *creation of the 33 1/3 rpm LP (Long-Playing) vinyl
> analog record goes to the Hungarian-born USA engineer and
> engineering executive for Columbia, **Peter Carl Goldmark (1906-1977). *
> **
> *Legend has it friends invited him to their NYC apartment to listen to a
> new recording of a classical symphony, and the loud and intrusive
> mechanical interruptions of the changing of the 78 rpm discs at "wrong"
> moments of the symphony drove Goldmark nuts. The next morning he assembled
> his engineering team at Columbia and told them they were going to invent a
> new format with huge improvements in music fidelity and length of play per
> side.*
> **
> *Goldmark was killed in a car accident and didn't live to hear SONY's
> digital CD format (its length chosen to fit Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and
> Ode to Joy, a piece of Western music beloved by Japanese fans).*
> **
> *A cult of Vinyl Analog True Believers still exists, convinced that
> all digital music formats are a degenerate corruption of musical fidelity,
> an assault on the human music-loving ear. The Vinyl Audio Cult is strong
> enough to keep the manufacture of high-end audiophile vinyl LPs (and
> high-end turntables) in business today.*
> **
> *Where you find Vinyl Analog Cultists, you will also find Vacuum
> Tube/Valve audiophile stereo equipment cultists, who believe music
> reproduced through solid-state electronics severely damages and reduces the
> reproduction of musical harmonic tones. (The vacuum tubes for audiophile
> equipment are manufactured either in Russia or the Peoples Republic of
> China -- a legacy of their Cold War low-tek.)*
> **
> *One common critique of these expensive music reproduction obsessives is
> that they can prove they are scientifically and acoustically correct:
> Analog vinyl music amplified through vacuum tube equipment reproduces music
> in far superior fidelity -- but you have to be a German shepherd
> or Chihuahua to perceive the superior quality of the music.*
> **
> *Bob*
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Anita Monroe <rubatoatm at gmail.com>
> *To:* Discussion of the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould.<f_minor at glenngould.org>
> *Sent:* Sunday, October 07, 2012 8:50 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [f_minor] Howard Scott dies age 92
> Hi Pat,
> In this country not many people pay attention to classical music.  A very
> tiny few. And nobody knows any birthdays or dates of death of ANY of them.
>  A few people know about GG, but they know little about him.  It just can't
> be helped.  Time marches on.
> Fond regards,
> Anita
> On Sun, Oct 7, 2012 at 2:27 PM, Pat <pzumst at bluewin.ch> wrote:
>>   Indeed,  thanks to David Pelletier
>> http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/arts/music/howard-h-scott-a-developer-of-the-lp-dies-at-92.html?_r=0
>> ( OT: Please note that there is at least one mistake in this article. The
>> first CD was introduced in October 1982 and not 1978 as the article claims.
>> What’s it with journalistic standards these days ? Does Research equal
>> Copy/Paste nowdays ? And that with the NYT ! )
>>  *From:* David Pelletier <promonde at aol.com>
>> *Sent:* Sunday, October 07, 2012 8:11 PM
>> *To:* Discussion of the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould.<f_minor at glenngould.org>
>> *Cc:* Discussion of the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould.<f_minor at glenngould.org>
>> *Subject:* Re: [f_minor] GG on DRS2, german radio feature
>>  Howard Scott died yesterday
>> Sent from my iPhone
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