John Culshaw

John Culshaw

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Royds Culshaw (28 May 1924 - 27 April 1980) was a pioneering English classical record producer for Decca Records. He recorded a wide range of music, but is best known for masterminding the first studio recording of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, begun in 1958. Largely self-educated musically, Culshaw worked for Decca from the age of 22, first writing album liner notes and then becoming a producer. After a brief period working for Capitol Records, Culshaw returned to Decca in 1955 and began planning to record the Ring cycle, employing the new stereophonic technique to produce recordings of unprecedented realism and impact. He disliked live recordings from opera houses, and sought to put on disc specially made studio recordings that would bring the operas fully to life in the listener's mind.show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 272g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134963658
  • 9786134963657