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  • n. Plural form of shellac.


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  • When rating shellacs, we look at shine, of course, and at ease of application.

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  • Beneath a carpet of dust atop a bookshelf in the bedroom, I've got a portable turntable that will play 78s and a small luggage case full of naked shellacs.

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  • I began this retrospective, Volume XV of "The Welte Mignon Mystery" series, with those inscriptions Edvard Grieg made 17 April 1906 and here reproduced on the modern Steinway in stereo - such a tonic after the scratchy, well-nigh acoustically impossible shellacs he cut that had appeared on Pearl.

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  • Janos Scholz, cello -- inscribed the Bach work on Columbia shellacs in 1934, and they tended to slow down the tempo at the end of sides, the tempos of which had to be augmented to achieve clean side joins by editor Andrew Rose.

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  • That the digital remastering by Paul Baily at Re: Sound revived the original shellacs, we can hear in ten minutes of original, unedited recording from

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  • The present recording, transferred by Mark Obert-Thorn, was cut 12-13 June 1928 on American Columbia shellacs as

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  • Entry of the Guests from Tannhauser conveys the requisite, hasty ceremony of the occasion, the male voices in ardent harmony, unfortunately distorted by some swish in the original shellacs.

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  • No recording dates are provided in this latest offering from the British Historical-Recordings, but I venture they are all Columbia shellacs Lambert cut 1941-46, here transferred by Norman Field.

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  • Producer Mark Obert-Thorn has gathered a series of acoustical Brunswick, Columbia shellacs and English Columbia electrical recordings to assemble a program in which Strauss leads his own works, 1921-1926.

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  • Strauss does not dawdle with tempos, preferring to keep the music moving, especially as record companies could be dogmatic about the 4-minute inscription limit on shellacs 'sides.

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