All posts filed under: Classical music

Epic Records: Warhol and S. Neil Fujita

A few months ago I was contacted by Scott Lindberg (dcmnts) and Aaron Cohen (www.projectobjectstore.com), who are both lovers of graphic design and record cover art. Scott wrote he was doing research on the American graphic designer S. Neil Fujita, world famous for his colorful […]

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Porgy and Bess: proof it’s a Warhol

Three albums in the RCA Victor Bluebird Classics series have been a topic of discussion among Warhol cover collectors for a long time. Especially the illustration of a village scene and playing children on Porgy And Bess had its doubters and non-believers. The discussion can now come […]

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Wedding March/ Scherzo on Japanese EP

The recording of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – incidental music by the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) conducted by Pierre Monteux  took place on 25-28 November 1957 in the Sofiensaal, Vienna. In those years record company Decca undertook a series of recordings in a licensing agreement with […]

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Latin Rhythms record bin divider

A recent find on eBay is this vintage cardboard record divider with the image of Warhol’s Latin Rhythms cover, for making browsing easier at the record shop. Apparently RCA provided this kind of cards to the record shops, that fitted in record bins or drawers […]

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Latin Rhythms by the Boston Pops

Looking at Warhol’s cover for the EP Latin Rhythms by the Boston Pops always makes me happy. The drawing of the Mariachi musicians with so-called ‘sprite faces’, and the design are so beautiful and funny. This cover was only released as a 7″, in the period where […]

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Alexander Nevsky: Battle on The Ice

In this post we travel back to 1949, Andy Warhol’s first year as a commercial artist in New York. One of his early assignments was a drawing for the Columbia LP of Prokofiev’s ‘Alexander Nevsky’ (Masterworks Records, ML 4247), conducted by Eugene Ormandy. Sergei Prokofiev originally wrote […]

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A Program of Mexican Music

This fantastic recording of a live concert conducted by Carlos Chávez in May 1940 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, was originally released as a 4 disc 78rpm set by Columbia Masterworks, in September 1940. The format of this (heavy) set with serial […]

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Warhol on 45: Waltzes by Johann Strauss Jr.

This beautiful EP on Camden records is the pride of my collection, because in fact I myself discovered this Warhol cover. In 2006 I visited Kdx Fairs!, a famous record fair in Ghent, Belgium. I was browsing a box of old American jazz and classical EP’s, hoping to score […]

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Progressive Horowitz Piano

The RCA Victor album Piano Music of Mendelssohn and Liszt, by Vladimir Horowitz, is one of the six new additions to the brand new second edition of Paul Maréchal’s catalogue raisonné of Andy Warhol record covers. Maréchal situates the date of release about 1954, and to […]

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