Oral history of recorded sound

Raeburn, Christopher, producer for Decca Records. Oral History of Recorded Sound

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    Raeburn, Christopher, 1928- (male)

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    Working in Vienna. Working with John Culshaw. Developing new approach to recording opera. Describes John Culshaw. Comments on Decca's approach to recording. Maurice Rosengarten and Sir Edward Lewis. Importance of Vienna Philharmonic to Decca's catalogue. Recording with ensembles from the orchestra. Training new producers. Decca's commitment to outside recording. Decca maintaining own style since joining PolyGram. Emphasis on recording opera sung by nationals. Pioneering of new orchestras. Ray Minshull's influence. Talk of Sir Edward Lewis and Kathleen Ferrier. Highlights some of the important recordings he has made. Negotiating between marketing and producing. Life of a classical recording. Introduction of CDs and reissue of important recordings. Changes in recording techniques.

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Please note: Christopher Raeburn died 18 February 2009

Posted by Terence Curran, University of Oxford on 18/05/2009 07:09:00