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In the 1950s, classical record producers were fixated on realism, aspiring to put listeners in the ‘best seat of an acoustically perfect hall.’ Not so for <b><i> John Culshaw</b></i>, however, a maverick producer who used new stereophonic technology to produce operas that were more dramatic, more spatially immersive and (so he claimed) more faithful to a composer’s intentions. Sonic highlights from Culshaw’s producing career accompany a reading from his two memoirs, ‘Ring Resounding’ and ‘Putting the Record Straight.’
Producer: Willem Boning
Senior Editors: Joseph Bedford and Curt Gambetta
Production Consultant: Griffin Ofiesh
Technical Assistant: Brendan Smith
Announcer: Trudy Watt
Narrator: Alistair Stokes
Special Thanks: Todd Brooks
John Culshaw. Ring Resounding. New York: Viking, 1967.
John Culshaw. Putting the Record Straight. New York: Viking, 1982.