Having derived much pleasure from re-reading Culshaw's
two books, "Ring Resounding" (1967) and "Putting the Record Straight" (1981), are there any recommendations for
more recent books on this general topic.
I haven't read the book by Andrew Kazdin, Glenn Gould's producer, but it's called "Glenn Gould at Work: Creative Lying."
There is another Walter Legge book besides "On & Off" -- it's called "Walter Legge: Words & Music." I didn't like it very much. It's a collection of odds and ends, full of (his) glowing tributes to various EMI recording artists, but it is short on recording-studio stuff.
This genre fascinates me. I too would welcome more suggestions.
> Having derived much pleasure from re-reading Culshaw's two books, "Ring
> Resounding" (1967) and "Putting the Record Straight" (1981), are there any
> recommendations for more recent books on this general topic.
Try Gary Marmorstein's The Label: The Story of Columbia Records. Not entirely reliable when it comes to the classical end of things, but allowing for that there's more and more interesting stuff than you're likely to encounter. And it's more accurate than Lebrecht, at least, although I know that's not exactly a ringing endorsement.
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On Oct 9, 10:43 am, Jerry <gpgenn...@aol.com> wrote:
> Having derived much pleasure from re-reading Culshaw's
> two books, "Ring Resounding" (1967) and "Putting the
> Record Straight" (1981), are there any recommendations for
> more recent books on this general topic.
I would recommend the following:
The Fabulous Phonograph - From Edison to Stereo by Roland Gelatt
From Tin Foil to STEREO - Evolution of the Phonograph by Oliver Read &
Walter L. Welch
A Matter of Records - Fred Gaisberg & The Golden Era of the Gramophone
by Jerrold Northrop Moore
Joe Batten's Book - The Story of Sound Recording by Joe Batten
The Music Goes Round by F.W. Gaisberg
The Other Side of the Record by Charles O'Connell
All are out of print, but well worth tracking down.