… Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville was making recordings with the phonautograph. A century and a half later, scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory devised a way to play them back. Read the article here.
With a little help from Avie Records‘ Simon Foster, remarkable producer Malcolm Bruno, and a few friends – including Anonymous 4 alumna Ruth Cunningham – New York Polyphony, a quartet of gentlemen who bring a highly individualistic sound and passionate musicality to a millennium of vocal music, have issued their first CD: a program of music for the festive season. You can order a copy here.
Full disclosure: I’m marketing advisor to Avie’s US distributor.
My client Forte Distribution is distributing Trevor Pinnock’s new recording of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, just released on the UK’s hottest classical indie label, Avie. FT‘s Andrew Clark calls them “my first-choice recording of the Brandenburgs.” You can buy them here.
Gene Gaudette on classical music, cultural politics, political culture, media, and his record labels.