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Que:

--- Quote from: Antoine Marchand on April 25, 2010, 04:39:21 AM ---Difficultly I can think a more appropriate label to be posted here than the Spanish Cantus Records. Going to "Catalogue"/"Audio" you can check out a lot of samples of their releases (basically Early and even Medieval Music).  :)

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The recommendation for Spanish Cantus strongly seconded! :)

And what about the newish Dutch Early music and primarily Baroque label Ramée?



I have only one issue so far, but: superbly recorded and stylish packaging.

Its relatively little spoken of in the Anglophone press, but several issues got raving reviews in the German and the French speaking press :)

All those mouth watering goodies out there! :o

Q

George:
(photo of Ward Marston)

Marston Records

412 North Chester Road, Swarthmore, PA 19081 - 610.690.1703 [voice] - 610.328.6355 [fax]
info@marstonrecords.com [e-mail]
http://www.marstonrecords.com/html/about.htm [website]

about Marston

    A new classical and opera reissue label, Marston was founded by the respected producer and re-recording engineer Ward Marston. In 1997, Mr. Marston was nominated for the "Best Historical Album" Grammy Award for his production work on BMG's Fritz Kreisler collection. According to the Chicago Tribune, Marston's name is "synonymous with tender loving care to collectors of historical CDs." Opera News calls his work "revelatory," and Fanfare deems him "miraculous."

    In 1996, Mr. Marston received the Gramophone award for "Historical Vocal Record of the Year," honoring his production and engineering work on Romophone's complete recordings of Lucrezia Bori. He also served as as re-recording engineer for the Franklin Mint's Arturo Toscanini issue and BMG's Sergei Rachmaninov recordings, both winners of the "Best Historical Album" Grammy.

    Born blind in 1952, Mr. Marston has amassed tens of thousands of opera classical records over the past four decades. Following a stint in radio while a student at Williams College, he became well-known as a reissue producer in 1979, when he restored the earliest known stereo recording, made by the Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1932.

    In the past, Mr. Marston has produced records for BMG, EMI, CBS, Biddulph, and Romophone. Now, he is bringing his distinctive sonic vision to bear on works released by his own label. Ultimately, his goal is to make the music he remasters sound "as natural as possible" and "true to life" by "lifting the voices" off his old 78s. Superior liner notes and performances are also part of the plan for Marston, which aims to "promote the importance of preserving old recordings" and make available the works of "great musicians who need to be heard."

Coopmv:

--- Quote from: George on April 25, 2010, 09:48:35 AM --- (photo of Ward Marston)

Marston Records

412 North Chester Road, Swarthmore, PA 19081 - 610.690.1703 [voice] - 610.328.6355 [fax]
info@marstonrecords.com [e-mail]
http://www.marstonrecords.com/html/about.htm [website]

about Marston

    A new classical and opera reissue label, Marston was founded by the respected producer and re-recording engineer Ward Marston. In 1997, Mr. Marston was nominated for the "Best Historical Album" Grammy Award for his production work on BMG's Fritz Kreisler collection. According to the Chicago Tribune, Marston's name is "synonymous with tender loving care to collectors of historical CDs." Opera News calls his work "revelatory," and Fanfare deems him "miraculous."

    In 1996, Mr. Marston received the Gramophone award for "Historical Vocal Record of the Year," honoring his production and engineering work on Romophone's complete recordings of Lucrezia Bori. He also served as as re-recording engineer for the Franklin Mint's Arturo Toscanini issue and BMG's Sergei Rachmaninov recordings, both winners of the "Best Historical Album" Grammy.

    Born blind in 1952, Mr. Marston has amassed tens of thousands of opera classical records over the past four decades. Following a stint in radio while a student at Williams College, he became well-known as a reissue producer in 1979, when he restored the earliest known stereo recording, made by the Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1932.

    In the past, Mr. Marston has produced records for BMG, EMI, CBS, Biddulph, and Romophone. Now, he is bringing his distinctive sonic vision to bear on works released by his own label. Ultimately, his goal is to make the music he remasters sound "as natural as possible" and "true to life" by "lifting the voices" off his old 78s. Superior liner notes and performances are also part of the plan for Marston, which aims to "promote the importance of preserving old recordings" and make available the works of "great musicians who need to be heard."

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George,  Thanks for this wonderful information.  Ward Marston reminded me of Helmut Walcha, who also became blind when he was in his late teens.  But what an organist Walcha subsequently became.  He is still by far the most outstanding organist from the second half of the 20th century in my book ...

Bogey:
Great post, George!

George:

--- Quote from: Bogey on April 25, 2010, 01:41:54 PM ---Great post, George!

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Thanks. It was all lifted from the Marston site, I just cut and pasted it here.  :)

My experience with Marston is that if you call them during business hours, you'll get a hold of a human being without getting placed on hold. Old school, down home service. If a case gets broken during shipping, they'll send you another.

They also have a subscription service where you can subscribe to all of their piano and/or vocal releases. This gets you a free CD every year or so, free/automatic shipping on all new releases and the warm feeling that you are helping to ensure that they can continue to produce the same type of stellar releases that they are known for.   

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