Andrew Fryer wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:25 pm
Altophile wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:11 pm
the fact is that there is still a whole lot of good music that hasn't been reissued on CD yet, so if you want to hear it at all, you've got to go with an album, if you can find one.
I suspect you've simply missed the bus on a lot of stuff (although you may be right about classical music) - when CDs were new, everything was re-issued.
I'm referring to albums that were never issued on CD at all, whose name has been legion in my experience.
For example, until last year, Yepes' "Bach & Weiss" album had never been reissued on a CD. I contacted DG about 15 years ago and asked them why, and asked if they'd consider doing so, and they replied with one of those bland responses that make one wonder if they paid any attention at all to my questions, i.e. "We have no plans at this time...blah, blah, blah".
Alice Artzt is a fine guitarist (at least she was, I don't know her current status) who had a number of albums published. As far as I know, only one of them was ever released on CD. Another originated as a CD, namely "Variations, Passacaglias & Chaconnes". BTW, if anyone wants to buy this CD, which has one of the finest recordings of Weiss' deliciously dark Ciacona, don't pay $79 used at Amazon. Go strait to Hyperion's site, where you can download it in high quality FLAC format or order it as an Archive CD for about the price of an in print CD.
Guitarist William Matthews is one of the few people to record S.L. Weiss' Suite II in D Maj, from the London Mss. That album has never made it to CD.
Time Life used to sell a wonderful collection of albums with music from the Swing Era. Each box had three albums covering a certain period, and a nice book that had memorabilia from the period. I have 15 of the 3 album sets, which haven't been reissued on CD yet, despite my pleas to Time Life.
And on, and on, and on I could go...