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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