I hope someone records this and puts it online - or sells it to those
of us who are a little far to drop in. Could be a little $ maker for
Bob Kosovsky wrote:
> An Evening with R. Peter Munves
> in conversation with Seth B. Winner
> ARSC New York Chapter
> March 2009 Meeting
> Thursday, March 19, 2009
> at St. Mark's Church-In-The-Bowery Parish Hall
> 131 E. 10th St. Ave. (2nd Ave. between 10th & 11th Streets)
> (enter on right side in the back, through the courtyard)
> New York, NY 10003
>> From 7pm to 9pm - doors open (with refreshments) at 6:30
> R. Peter Munves has had one of the most illustrious careers in the
> marketing of classical records for five major labels: Columbia
> Masterworks, RCA Victor Red Seal, Decca/London, Deutsche Grammophon and
> Philips Classics. His innovative marketing series which popularized
> classical music wrapped up total sales in excess of two hundred million
> dollars. Among the compilations that he is best remembered for are:
> "(The Composers') Greatest Hits", "Great Performances", "Mad About
> (Composers Series)", "Set Your Life to Music" and "Love Notes".
> Mr. Munves started his career in 1953 at Columbia Masterworks, where he
> attended many recording sessions with such legendary artists as Bruno
> Walter, George Szell, Leonard Bernstein, The Budapest Quartet, Rudolf
> Serkin, Glenn Gould and Wendy Carlos. In 1970, he headed the RCA Red
> Seal Division and was an intimate to such artists as Artur Rubinstein,
> The Guarneri Quartet, Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, Van Cliburn,
> Leopold Stokowski, Jorge Bolet and Tomita. He was also instrumental in
> conceiving and releasing one of the most infamous albums to ever grace
> the classical music catalog: "Eleanor Steber at the Continental Baths."
> As you can tell from the last credit, this program will be one of the
> most entertaining meetings presented by ARSC/NY to date.
> Seth B. Winner has been a professional remastering/restoration engineer
> for over 30 years. In 1987, he was hired by the New York Public Library
> as an audio preservation engineer; among his responsibilities is being
> the technical curator of the sound portion of the Toscanini Legacy.
> Since 1990, he has been president of Seth B. Winner Sound Studios, Inc.,
> which has been responsible for restorations/remasterings for such record
> companies as BMG, SONY, EMI, Universal, Pavilion, Koch, and BBC Legends,
> as well as remastering projects for such corporations as the N.Y.
> Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Chicago Symphony and the Metropolitan
> Opera Association.
> Mr. Winner has also been the past co-chair of the Technical Committee
> for ARSC, and has received 3 GRAMMY Nominations and 1 GRAMMY Citation.
> Among some of his current projects are the remastering of the live
> performances of the Bach Aria Group from 1946 to 1980, production and
> remastering of the annual Vocal Record Collectors' Society issue and the
> remastering of the Cy Walter Sound Archive.
> All ARSC NY Chapter meetings are free and open to the public