ARSC New York Chapter
OCTOBER 2013 Meeting
7 P. M. Thursday, 10/17/13
at the CUNY Sonic Arts Center
West 140th Street & Convent Avenue, New York
or enter at 138th Street off Convent Avenue
Shepard Hall (the Gothic building) – Recital Hall (Room 95, Basement level)
An elevator is located in the center of the building
Joseph Patrych and Jon M. Samuels
will discuss the forthcoming 41-CD Set
“Vladimir Horowitz: Live at Carnegie Hall”
Historical producer and engineer Jon M. Samuels will discuss with recording
producer and engineer Joseph Patrych, the decisions that led to the
material included in the set, the many technical issues involved in
producing the audio and video material, and the magnitude of an artist
himself who, 24 years after his death, still commands a reputation of
extraordinary potency in the world of music. The talk will include numerous
musical examples. There will also be sufficient time at the conclusion for
*JON M. SAMUELS* has been a Reissue Producer and Engineer of classical,
jazz and Broadway recordings for over twenty-five years. His work has
appeared on many labels, and has won numerous awards, including a Grammy
and a Gramophone Award. He was associated for thirteen years with BMG/RCA.
Among his engineering credits for BMG include significant work on the
complete recordings of Julian Bream, Jascha Heifetz and Arturo Toscanini.
He produced many outstanding releases for BMG including significant
retrospectives of William Kapell, Pierre Monteux, Leontyne Price and
Leopold Stokowski. He created, produced and engineered the critically
acclaimed ReDiscovered series. He was the co-engineer on three major New
York Philharmonic CD collections, released by the orchestra itself. For
Sony Classical, he has produced and engineered comprehensive sets devoted
to Jascha Heifetz, Vladimir Horowitz and Arthur Rubinstein. Over the
years, he has compiled numerous discographies, including published ones of
Emanuel Feuermann, the Flonzaley Quartet, Leopold Godowsky and Vladimir
Horowitz. He has been a member of ARSC since 1978.
*JOSEPH PATRYCH* is a recording producer and the owner of Patrych Sound
Studios in New York City. He has produced and/or engineered over 350 CD’s
for various labels including Albany, Arbiter, BIS, BMG, Bridge, Centaur,
Classico, Diva Productions, Koch, Music & Arts, Nonesuch, New York
Philharmonic Special Editions, Pearl, Pierian, and Warner Classics, and
thousands of private clients.
Educated at the Aaron Copland School of Music where he studied music
theory, history, analysis and performance, Mr. Patrych has performed as a
pianist, conductor and choral singer. From 1980 to 1993 he was Classical
Music Director at WFUV-FM, and also the co-producer and co-host of Concert
Grande, a radio program devoted to the piano that aired from 1977 to 1993.
He has been involved in the design and construction of studios for Harvard
University, The University of Missouri at Kansas City, The Edison National
Historical Site and The International Piano Archives at Maryland, as well
as many private studios, and is a member of The Association of Recorded
Sound Collections Technical Committee. He has been a member of ARSC for
over 25 years.
OUR NEXT PROGRAM WILL BE ON NOVEMBER 21, 2013
Gary Thalheimer will offer a belated centennial tribute to soprano Joan
DIRECTIONS TO THE SONIC ARTS CENTER
Subway: Take the 1 train to 137th Street City College and walk north to
140th St. & Broadway,
then go east to 140th St. & Convent Avenue. Take the A, B, C, or D trains
to 145th St, go south on St. Nicholas to 141st St, (one long block), then
west one block to Convent Avenue.and south one more block to 140th &
Bus: M4 and M5 on Broadway; M 100, 101 on Amsterdam Ave (one block West of
The Sonic Arts Center at CCNY offers 4-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees
in Music with a concentration in Music and Audio Technology. Their program
provides an in-depth curriculum emphasizing real-world skills with a
project-based approach. Students enjoy a well-rounded program, with
emphasis on audio technology, music theory, orchestration, and history to
help them compete in a field that today demands an ever-growing and highly
diverse skill set.
All ARSC NY Chapter meetings are free and open to the public.
Voluntary contributions to help defray our expenses are welcome!
To join ARSC, visit http://www.arsc-audio.org