The Outreach Committee of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections
(ARSC) posts the following message.
---- 2015 ARSC PRESERVATION GRANT AWARD ----
The ARSC Preservation Grants Committee is pleased to announce the recipient
of the Grant for Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings. The
program for this grant 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.
-- National Library of Serbia --
The National Library of Serbia has been awarded $5500 for digital
preservation of cassette tape recordings of opera performances recorded by
Professor Husnija Kurtovic, between 1969 and 1989, chiefly at the National
Theatre, in Belgrade. The performances featured international stars,
including Placido Domingo, Grace Bumbry, and Nicolai Gedda, but starred many
more local and Eastern European performers, making the collection
interesting as a potential source for studies in performance practice. As
part of the grant agreement, the National Library will place the completed
data files with ARSC, and at the Library of Congress and the British
Library, guaranteeing widespread access.
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, 2015.
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.