>A listmate elsewhere has written me the following:
>"The Prades and Perpignan festival recordings were issued as a series
>of Columbia LPs, from the infancy of tape recording. I have a small
>collection of those LPs, spottily. Fortunately they've been issued
>more recently on CDs: Pearl 167, 168, 174, 175, 200, 201, and 202.
>The Pearl website offers little in the way of detail. A friend has written
>to a contact at Pearl to see whether the Tourel is included in any of these.
Alas this is the dreadful response:
"As it turns out, for reasons that are unclear to me, Pearl did
not bother with either the Tourel "Erbarme dich" or the Schiotz
recordings of BWV 189 and Beethoven's An die ferne Geliebte that
[were YLA] the final discs in the Perpignan Festival series".
This is really a sad commentary on the affairs of CD transfers.
Happily I did receive today the 2 CDs of the BAG (Bach Aria Group)
from Boston Records and there seems to be a small treasure trove there.
Thank goodness for small companies like that that do bring such items
back into the catalogue.
Cheers for some and sigh for others,