Saturday, 23 March 2013

Alex Steinweiss – part 2

Alex Steinweiss (1917 - 2011)  played a seminal role in record cover design as the art director for Columbia Records as well as other record companies, London, Decca and A & R records. He revolutionized the way records were packaged and marketed. His genre-defining work in the visual expression of music transformed both the design and the music industries.

For full biographical notes on Alex Steinweiss, and for earlier works, see part 1.

This is part 2 of a 6-part post on the works of Alex Steinweiss:


1942 Kostelanetz plays Musical Comedy Favorites No. 2 
( Columbia Records catalogue no. M-502 ) signed Steinweiss

1942 Mendelssohn "A Midsummer Night's Dream" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. M-504 ) signed Steinweiss

1942 Offenbach "Gaîté Parisienne" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. X-115 ) signed Steinweiss

1942 Jerome Kern's "Showboat" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. M-495 ) signed Steinweiss

1942 Oscar Levant "Concerto in F" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. M-512 ) signed Steinweiss

1942 Show Tunes of Sigmund Romberg 
( Columbia Records catalogue no. C-88 ) signed Steinweiss

1942 Shostakovitch "Symphony No. 5" 
( Columbia Records catalogue no. M-520 ) signed Steinweiss

1942 Sibelius "Symphony No. 7" 
( Columbia Records catalogue no. M524 ) signed Steinweiss

c1942 "Louis and Earl" Louis Armstrong / Earl Hines 
( Columbia Records catalogue no. C-73 ) signed Steinweiss

1943 Mahler "Das Lied von der Erde" 
( Columbia Records catalogue no. M-MM-300 ) signed Steinweiss

1943 Puccini  "La Boheme" 
( Columbia Records catalogue no. M-274 ) signed Steinweiss

1943 Beethoven "Symphony No. 3 in E Flat ( Eroica )" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. M-449 ) signed Steinweiss

c1943 Bizet "Carmen Suite" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. X-144 ) signed Steinweiss

c1943-44 Fauré "Requiem" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. M-354 ) signed Steinweiss

1944 Beethoven "Symphony No. 9" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. M-227 ) signed Steinweiss

1944 "After Dark" Morton Gould and his Orchestra 
( Columbia Records catalogue no. C-107] ) signed Steinweiss

1944 Blues by Basie 
( Columbia Records catalogue no. C-101 ) signed Steinweiss

1944 Gershwin "Rhapsody in Blue" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MX-251 ) signed Steinweiss

1944 Stravinsky "Le Sacre du Printemps ( The Rite of Spring )" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. M-417 ) signed Steinweiss

c1944 Ravel 'Bolero" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MX-257 ) signed Steinweiss

1945 Basil Rathbone "Robin Hood" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MM-583 ) signed Steinweiss

1945 "Exotic Music" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. X-264 ) signed Steinweiss

1945 Beethoven "Ninth Symphony" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MM-591 ) signed Steinweiss

1945 Gershwin "Porgy and Bess" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MM-572 ) signed Steinweiss

1945 Benny Goodman Sextet
( Columbia Records catalogue no. C-102 ) signed Steinweiss

1945 Grieg "Piano Concerto in A Minor" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MM-313 ) signed Steinweiss

1945 Lalo "Symphonie Espanole for Violin and Orchestra op. 21" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MM-564 ) signed Steinweiss

1945 Rachmaninoff "Symphony No. 2" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MM-569 ) signed Steinweiss

1945 Lily Pons "Two Famous Coloratura Arias" 
( Columbia Records catalogue no. MM-561 ) signed Steinweiss

1945 Mozart "Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MM-650 ) signed Steinweiss

1945 Risë Stevens "The Songs of Jerome Kern" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. M-568 ) signed Steinweiss

1945 Rimsky-Korsakov "Suite from Le Coq d'Or" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MX-254 )

1945 Saint-Saëns "Concerto No. 4" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MM 566 ) signed Steinweiss

1945 Serésras 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. X-249 ) signed Steinweiss

1945c Claudia Muzio "Operatic Recital" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. M-269 ) signed Steinweiss

1945-46 Risë Stevens "Love Songs" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. M-595 ) signed Steinweiss

1945-46 Mahler "Symphony No. 4" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MM-589 ) signed Steinweiss

1946 "Lily Pons soprano" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MM-638 ) signed Steinweiss

1946 "Jennie Tourel" mezzo soprano 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. M-625 ) signed Steinweiss

1946 "El Amor Brujo" ( Love by Witchcraft ) Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MM-633 ) signed Steinweiss

1946 "Music of Jerome Kern" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. CL 776 ) signed Steinweiss

1946 "Music of Fritz Kreisler" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. M-614 ) signed Steinweiss

1946 "The Music of Romberg" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. M-635 ) signed Steinweiss

1946 Beethoven "Sonata No. 8 in C Minor opus 13 ( Pathétique )" Rudolph Serkin Piano 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MM-648 ) signed Steinweiss

1946 Bach " Concerto No. 1 in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MM-624 ) signed Steinweiss

1946 Benjamin Britten "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MM-703 ) signed Steinweiss

1946 Brahms "Symphony No. 4" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MM-567 ) signed Steinweiss

1946 Handel "Water Music Suite" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MX-279 ) signed Steinweiss

1946 Brahms "Symphony No. 3 in F Major" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MM-642 ) signed Steinweiss

1946 Mozart " Concerto in E-Flat Major for Two Pianos and Orchestra k. 365" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MM-628 ) signed Steinweiss

1946 Richard Strauss "Death and Transfiguration" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MM-613 ) signed Steinweiss

1946 Paul White "Sea Chanty" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. MX-259 ) signed Steinweiss

1946 Romberg "The Desert Song" 
( Columbia Masterworks catalogue no. X-260 ) signed Steinweiss

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