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Series IX. Test Pressings, 1947-1948

Scope and Content Notes:

This series consists of 49 albums. These albums are test pressings from the RCA Victor recording studios during the late 1940's. Much of the content of these recordings is unknown due to fading or improper labeling.

Record CAS TST 0001 Italian Symphony [?], 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing and includes Italian Symphony [?]. This album's original sleeve indicates "Mendel. Ital." Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0002 Unknown, 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing with unknown content. Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0003 Träumerei, 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes Träumerei.

Record CAS TST 0004 Unknown, 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing with unkown content. Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0005 A Cantos for a Sabbath, 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes A Cantos for a Sabbath. Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0006 La Guide Haleuy [?], 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes La Guide Haleuy [?]. Original sleeve inside new sleeve. Writing is somewhat illegible.

Record Cas TST 0007 Unknown, 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing with unknown content. Original sleeve inside new sleeve. Appears to be a duplicate of RC 0420.

Record CAS TST 0008 Unknown, 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing with unknown content. Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0009 [?] No. 27; Mozart, 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes Mozart's No. 27[?]. Original sleeve inside new sleeve. Writing is somewhat illegible.

Record CAS TST 0010 [?] No. 27; Mozart, 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes Mozart's No. 27[?]. Writing is somewhat illegible.

Record CAS TST 0011 Italian Symphony; Mendelssohn, 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes an Italian Symphony. Original sleeve indicates "Mendelssohn's Italian." Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0012 Italian Symphony; Mendelssohn, 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes an Italian Symphony. Original sleeve indicates "Mendelssohn's Italian." Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0013 Zaza, 1947

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes Zaza. Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0014 Slavonic Dance [?]; Dvorak [?]], 1947

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes Slavonic Dance by Dvorak. Original sleeve indicates "Dvorak Slavonic Dance Pops" and original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0015 Surry with the Fringe on Top from Oklahoma!

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes Surry with the Fringe on Top from Oklahoma! The label is handwritten.

Record CAS TST 0016 Oh What a Beautiful Morning from Oklahoma!

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes Oh What a Beautiful Morning from Oklahoma! The label is handwritten.

Record CAS TST 0017 ?? No. 27; Mozart

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes Mozart's No. 27[?] The handwritten label is mostly illegible.

Record CAS TST 0018 Unknown, 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes unknown content. This album appears to be a duplicate of RC 0422.

Record CAS TST 0019 Unknown, 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes unknown content. Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0020 Unknown, 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes unknown content. Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0021 Unknown, 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes unknown content. Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0022 Unknown, 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes unknown content. Original sleeve inside new sleeve. This album possibly includes Beethoven sonata as the issue number is close to RC 0414.

Record CAS TST 0023 Unknown, 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes unknown content. Original sleeve inside new sleeve. This album possibly includes Beethoven sonata as the issue number is close to RC 0414.

Record CAS TST 0024 Beethoven Piano Sonata [?], 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes Beethoven Piano Sonata[?] Original sleeve indicates Beethoven piano sonata. Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0025 Mazurka in F Minor, Op. 7, No. 3

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes Mazurka in F Minor, Op. 7, No. 3. The label is handwritten.

Record CAS TST 0026 Beecham [?]; [illegible], 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes unknown content performed by Beecham[?] Original sleeve inside new sleeve. The title is illegible.

Record CAS TST 0027 Concerto; Brahms

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes a Concerto by Brahms. The writing on the label is somewhat illegible.

Record CAS TST 0028 Italian Symphony; Mendelssohn, 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes Italian Symphony by Mendelssohn. Original sleeve indicates "Mendelssohn's Italian." Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0029 Sonata Op. 12, No. 1; Beethoven, 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes Sonata Op. 12, No. 1 by Beethoven. Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0030 Mehne [?]; Beethoven [?], 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes unknown content by Beethoven[?] Original sleeve indicates "Beethoven." Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0031 A Sonata in G Minor [?]; Rachmaninoff, 1947

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes a Sonata in G Minor [?] by Rachmaninoff. Original sleeve indicates "Kapell [and Kurty?]." The writing is illegible. Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0032 Sonata Op. 12, No. 2; Beethoven, 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes Sonata Op. 12, No. 2 by Beethoven. Original sleeve inside new sleeve. Writing is somewhat illegible.

Record CAS TST 0033 Ernestine Schumann-Heink sings Brindisi from Donizetti's opera Lucrezia Borgia (recorded in 1906) and Leggiero Invisible by Ardita (recorded in 1907), 1947

This album consists of 2 discs. Disc 1 is a one-sided test pressing that includes Sinfonia [?] by Bach. Disc 2 side (A) includes Brindisi by Donizetti. Side (B) includes Leggiero Invisible by Ardita. Disc 2 is in a gold cover. Writing is somewhat illegible.

Record CAS TST 0034 Unknown, 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes unknown content. Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0035 First Piano Quartet [?], 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes a First Piano Quartet [?] Original sleeve indicates "First Piano Quartet." Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record Cas TST 0036 Merrill, 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes unknown content performed by Merrill. Original sleeve inside new sleeve. Writing is somewhat illegible.

Record CAS TST 0036 G Minor Sonata [?]; Rachmaninoff [?], 1947

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes G Minor Sonata [?] by Rachmaninoff [?] The album has the same designation as the Merrill album. Original sleeve indicates "Kappel + [Kurtz?] Rach. G minor [?] Sonata. Original sleeve inside new sleeve. Writing is somewhat illegible.

Record CAS TST 0037 G Minor Sonata [?]; Rachmaninoff [?], 1947

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes G Minor Sonata [?] by Rachmaninoff [?] Original sleeve indicates "Kappel + [Kurtz?] Rach. G minor [?] Sonata. Original sleeve inside new sleeve. Writing is somewhat illegible.

Record CAS TST 0038 G Minor Sonata [?]; Rachmaninoff [?], 1947

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes G Minor Sonata [?] by Rachmaninoff [?] Original sleeve indicates "Kappel + [Kurtz?] Rach. G minor [?] Sonata. Original sleeve inside new sleeve. Writing is somewhat illegible.

Record CAS TST 0039 G Minor Sonata [?]; Rachmaninoff [?], 1947

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes G Minor Sonata [?] by Rachmaninoff [?] Original sleeve indicates "Kappel + [Kurtz? R?] Rach. G minor [?] Sonata. Original sleeve inside new sleeve. Writing is somewhat illegible.

Record CAS TST 0040 Sinfonia [?]; Bach, 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes Sinfonia [?] by Bach. Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0041 Toccata; Rachmaninoff [?], 1947

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes Toccata by Rachmaninoff [?] Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0042 G Minor Sonata [?]; Rachmaninoff [?], 1947

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes G Minor Sonata [?] by Rachmaninoff [?] The record is cracked and the original sleeve indicates "K and K Rach-G Min. Son." [?] Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0043 Italian Symphony [?]; Mendelssohn [?], 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes Italian Symphony [?] by Mendelssohn [?] Original sleeve indicates "Mendelssohn's Ital." Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0044 G Minor Sonata [?]; Rachmaninoff [?], 1947

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes G Minor Sonata [?] by Rachmaninoff [?] Original sleeve indicates "K and K Rach-G Min. Son." [?] Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0045 Italian Symphony [?]; Mendelssohn [?], 1948

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes Italian Symphony [?] by Mendelssohn [?] Original sleeve indicates "Mendelssohn's Ital." Original sleeve inside new sleeve.

Record CAS TST 0046 [?] Variation on the aria La Gicondanza [?]

This album is a one-sided test pressing that includes [?] Variation on the aria La Gicondanza [?] Original sleeve inside new sleeve. Writing is somewhat illegible.

Record CAS TST 0047 Horowitz, Vladimir (piano), 1948

This albuim is a one-sided test pressing with unknown content performed by Horowitz, Vladimir (piano). Original sleeve inside new sleeve. Writing is somewhat illegible.

Record 10" 80 rpm, no label 10" 80 rpm, no label

This album is a 10" 80 rpm disc with no label and unknown contents.