The journal for the collector of recordings of the great singers of the past. Each Issue contains Biographies, Discographies and articles of interest to the collector.
Description "A new classical and opera reissue label, Marston was founded by the respected producer and re-recording engineer Ward Marston. In 1997, Mr. Marston was nominated for the "Best Historical Album" Grammy Award for his production work on BMG's Fritz Kreisler collection. According to the Chicago Tribune, Marston's name is "synonymous with tender loving care to collectors of historical CDs." Opera News calls his work "revelatory", and Fanfare deems him "miraculous."
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Arthur Bloomfield writes on music, food and architecture. His books include "The San Francisco Opera 1922-78", "The Gastronomical Tourist" (now online at www.thegastronomicaltourist.com)and "Gables and Fables".
For the Music & Arts label he programmed the selections and wrote the extensive album notes for the 13-CD collection "Sunday Evenings with Pierre Monteux" which was nominated for a "Gramophone" award. A graduate in music from Stanford University, he participated as a member of the University Chorus in performances conducted by Bruno Walter and Pierre Monteux. He comes from a musical family including the pianists Moriz Rosenthal, Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler and Heinrich Neuhaus. In the 1970s Arthur Bloomfield was a music critic for the "San Francisco Examiner; and in the 80s he wrote for the London-based "Opera".
Urbane and informative, whimsical while scholarly, Arthur Bloomfield's "More Than The Notes" (reached at the Web site www.morethanthenotes.com) looks deep into the performances of several dozen of the great historical symphony and opera conductors, isolating each maestro's stylistic footprints, their particular aura. The focus is on nuance, the great moments in an allegro or adagio, the book providing lyrical x-rays of the conductors' interpretations, their reactions to the implications of composers' scores which are, as the pianist Susan Tomes has observed, ONLY MAPS, NOT THE JOURNEY. The result is a veritable and intimate history of conducting in the first three quarters of the twentieth century.
Comprehensive catalogue of live opera tapes from all over the world.