THE FATHER OF THE LP DIES

Oct 08, 2012

By Bob Komsic

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He helped develop the vinyl long-playing record 64-years-ago, transferring recordings from 78s.

Howard H Scott has died of cancer at 92.

As a staff producer at Columbia, Scott worked on hundreds of recordings by most of the major orchestras of the United States, including those of Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Cincinnati in addition to the New York Philharmonic.

Scott was close with Glenn Gould, beginning with his historic recording of Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations in 1955.

Scott won a 1966 Grammy as producer of classical album of the year for Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 1, performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Morton Gould conducting.

Then in the late 1980s-early 1990s while working for Columbia’s corporate successor Sony, he transferred old albums to another new format:  the CD.

 

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