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---- 2012 ARSC PRESERVATION GRANTS AWARDS ----
The ARSC Preservation Grants Committee is pleased to announce the recipients
of the Grants for Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings. The
program for these grants was founded in 2004 by Al Schlachtmeyer and the
ARSC Board of Directors, to encourage and support the preservation of
historically significant sound recordings of Western Art Music by
individuals and organizations.
--- Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra ---
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra receives $10,000 to support a pilot audio
preservation project to digitize a selection of its historical audio
recordings, which date from 1971 to the present. This initiative is based on
findings from an A. W. Mellon grant project to inventory and survey the
Orchestra's archival holdings, and develop policies and priorities to deal
with this archive. Most of the recordings were made after the Orchestra
moved to Heinz Hall. Among the recordings are 2500 tapes of various types
containing rehearsals and concerts, including notable premieres of scores by
J. Harbison, K. Penderecki, A. Previn, and C. Theofandis.
--- Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA ---
The Longy School of Music receives $10,000 to assist in funding its project
for digital preservation transfer of recordings of classical music
performances by the School's faculty, including Roman Totenberg and Irma
Rogell. The recordings feature important guest performers, such as Artur
Balsam, Anner Bylsma, D'Anna Fortunato, Claude Frank, Lillian Kallir,
Anthony Newman, Virginia Pleasants, Jaap Schröder, and Daniel Stepner.
For more information about the Grants for Preservation of Classical Music
Historical Recordings, visit
The deadline for receipt of applications for the next grant cycle is
December 15, 2012.
The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings -- in all genres
of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. ARSC is unique in
bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals --
everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound.