Howard H. Scott, one of Columbia Records' team 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.
Andrea K. Scott, his daughter, said the cause was cancer.
In an incredible career which saw him win a grammy for Classical Music Production, and work for Columbia, MGM, RCA, and more, he'd retired in 1993.
In a 1998 interview with The New York Times, on the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the LP, Mr. Scott remarked about the durability of the format, and took note of a resurgence taking root at the time.
“They lived from 1948 to 1978, when the CD came in,” he said. “Now they’re coming back. Small companies are issuing them. I’m still an LP fan.”