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Encyclopedia > RCA Red Seal Records
RCA Red Seal Records
Parent company Sony BMG
Founded 1902
Founder(s) Eldridge R. Johnson
Distributing label Sony BMG Masterworks (In the US)
Genre(s) Classical Music
Country US
Official site of RCA Red Seal Records

RCA Red Seal Records is a prestigious classical music label and is now part of Sony BMG Masterworks. Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... See also: 1901 in music, other events of 1902, 1903 in music and the list of years in music. Events April 30 - Claude Debussys opera Pelléas et Mélisande is premiered at the Opéra-Comique in Paris June 9 - the first complete performance of Gustav Mahlers... The Victor Company is now in possession of many patents and secret processes, but our greatest secret process is this - Eldridge R. Johnson Eldridge Johnson always had a keen interest in the working of mechanical objects, and even more so in the idea of discovery. ... Sony BMG Masterworks is a music label. ... United States is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help to improve this article to the highest of standards. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... United States is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help to improve this article to the highest of standards. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... Sony BMG Masterworks is a music label. ...


The Red Seal label was begun in 1902 by the Gramophone Company in the United Kingdom and was quickly picked up by its United States affiliate the Victor Talking Machine Company by its president Eldridge R. Johnson. The distinctive red label inspired the name. Led by the great tenor Enrico Caruso, Victor's Red Seal Records changed the perception of recorded music. The first Caruso 10 inch 78 rpm records were issued in 1903 and became wildly successful, attracting other legendary opera stars to Victor and consolidating Victor's place as the market leader in recordings. 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Gramophone Company, based in the United Kingdom, was one of the early recording companies. ... Victor logo with the famous Nipper dog. ... The Victor Company is now in possession of many patents and secret processes, but our greatest secret process is this - Eldridge R. Johnson Eldridge Johnson always had a keen interest in the working of mechanical objects, and even more so in the idea of discovery. ... Enrico Caruso (February 25, 1873–August 2, 1921) was one of the most famous tenors in the history of opera. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... The Teatro alla Scala in Milan is one of the worlds most famous opera houses. ...


The early acoustic recordings were excellent for voices, but not for musical instruments. The introduction of "Orthophonic" electrical recording in 1925 allowed for better reproduction of music. In 1929, Victor was purchased by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and the company became RCA Victor Records. 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... RCAs logo as seen today on many products. ... Sony BMG Music Entertainment is the result of a 50/50 joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment (part of Sony) and BMG Entertainment (part of Bertelsmann AG) completed in August 2004. ...


RCA Victor's Red Seal series continued its preeminence from the 1930s through the 1950s thanks partly to one of the greatest conductors of the time, Arturo Toscanini. Nearly all his recordings were issued on Red Seal, most of them with the NBC Symphony Orchestra (NBC was a subsidiary of RCA at the time). Conductor Eugene Ormandy made his first recordings with the Philadelphia Orchestra for Red Seal, and returned to the label in 1968, after spending many years with Columbia Records. Leonard Bernstein also made his first recordings for RCA, and another best-selling RCA Red Seal conductor was Arthur Fiedler, who made many recordings with the Boston Pops for the label. Arturo Toscanini (March 25, 1867 – January 16, 1957) was an Italian musician. ... The NBC Symphony Orchestra was an orchestra established as a commercial venture in 1937 by General David Sarnoff of NBC in order to coax the recently retired conductor Arturo Toscanini to come to America. ... Eugene Ormandy in the 1950s Eugene Ormandy (November 18, 1899 – March 12, 1985) was a conductor and violinist. ... The Philadelphia Orchestra, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of the Big Five symphony orchestras in the United States and usually considered among the finest in the world. ... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ... Leonard Bernstein in 1971 Leonard Bernstein (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, pianist and conductor. ... RCAs logo as seen today on many products. ... Arthur Fiedler (December 17, 1894 – July 10, 1979) was the long-time conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, a symphony orchestra that specialized in popular music. ... The Boston Pops Orchestra was founded in 1885 as a subsection of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. ...


In 1950 RCA finally began releasing long-playing gramophone records, or LPs (originally introduced by Columbia Records in 1948), because they were losing artists and sales due to the company's resistance to adopting the new format. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Manufacturers put records inside protective and decorative cardboard jackets and an inner paper sleeve to protect the grooves from dust and scratches. ... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ...


In 1954 RCA began experiments with stereophonic recording. Their first "Stereo Orthophonic" reel to reel tapes were issued in 1955. When stereo long-playing records first appeared in 1958, RCA introduced their highly regarded "Living Stereo" albums, many of which are available on CDs. During this period RCA was consistently seen as producing some of the finest-sounding recordings available. 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stereophonic means having two channels of audio. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


It wasn't until 1968 when RCA changed logos, deemphasizing the Victor name, that the label came to be known as "RCA Red Seal Records" 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ...


See also

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External links

  • Living Stereo CD releases official site

 
 

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