what is the major companies policy about releasing their treasures?anybody knows that kempe meistersinger is exellent but it is out of release for many years.there are many other examples that are truly shameful(out of stock for years or never released):
emi:klemperer bruckner5,8,9-schumann symphonies-figaro&cosi/kempe beethoven/jochum beethoven/boult brahms/christoff complete mussorgsky songs/many recordings by kletzki,silvestri...
dg:santini don carlo/fricsay hollander,figaro -beethoven5,7/jochum lohengrin/bohm tchaikovsky4,6...
decca-philips:kubelik brahms vpo/many ansermet recordings(it is funny that instead of decca you should get them from austrailian eloquence in so-so sound)/schmidt isserstedt beethoven/van beinum bruckner5,7,8,9(not in two van beinum boxes!)/monteux eroica(not in box!)/schippers macbeth with nilsson&taddei
rca:there are many recordings by munch,leinsdorf,reiner,monteux that you should only find on japanese editions
these and many like them were critically acclaimed recordings of their day and are not worse than many recent reissues either sonically or artistically.(name solti beethoven3.5.7 vpo or meistersinger vpo)