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Howard H. Scott, right, with the composer Aaron Copland in 1974, also had a significant career as a classical music producer.
Howard H. Scott, a Developer of the LP, Dies at 92
By BEN SISARIO
Published: October 6, 2012
Howard H. Scott, who was part of the team at Columbia Records that introduced the long-playing vinyl record in 1948 before going on to produce albums with the New York Philharmonic, Glenn Gould, Isaac Stern and many other giants of classical music, died on Sept. 22 in Reading, Pa. He was 92.
The cause was cancer, said his daughter, Andrea K. Scott.
In 1946, Mr. Scott was 26 and just discharged from the Army when he got a job at Columbia Masterworks, the label’s classical division. He was soon assigned to Columbia’s top-secret project: developing a long-playing record to replace the 78 r.p.m. disc, which could hold only about four minutes of music on each brittle shellac side.
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