“For the first time in a decade, Grammy Award-winning audiophile label Reference Recordings (RR) has updated its website. Filled with new features, including new blog posts and an “Audiophile Corner,” the website offers physical media and hi-rez downloads of a host of Reference Recordings made by legendary, Grammy-feted recording engineer/digital pioneer Keith O. Johnson, along with Sean Royce Martin, and other recordings on the RR Fresh! label recorded by the SoundMirror team. Booklets for all digital recordings may be downloaded gratis.” – Jason Victor Serinus
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Patricia Kopatchinskaja with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra – Schubert: Death and the Maiden
“This is Schubert’s Death and the Maiden as you’ve never heard before. Yes, many have tried creating orchestral adaptations of this famous string quartet, but, in the past, the results have been more or less “muddy”, losing the intimacy of the original quartet. Audiences in North America might not know it, but those in Europe (and Minnesota) have quickly discovered that Patricia Kopatchinskaja is near the top of any responsible conversation of who is the world’s greatest living violinist. Here, Kopatchinskaja’s new arrangement is brilliant, with her solos exquisitely captured in Alpha’s new recording with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.” – Daniel Rosenberg, Huffington Post
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We are pleased to announce that our recording of LA Opera’s production of Corigliano: Ghosts of Versailles won two Grammy Awards for Best Opera Recording and Best Engineered Album, Classical!
Congratulations to Blanton Alspaugh (Producer), Mark Donahue, David Williams, and Fred Vogler!
Check out the videos below to watch behind the scenes of KUED’s production with the Utah Symphony. We recorded the musical audio with the Utah Symphony that plays along with the images filmed. This project won 5 regional Emmy Awards including one for audio post-production!
We are pleased to announce the following Grammy nominations for Soundmirror projects:
Producer of the Year, Classical: Blanton Alspaugh
Best Engineered Album, Classical: The Ghosts of Versailles – Mark Donahue, Fred Vogler, David Williams
Best Opera Recording: The Ghosts of Versailles
Best Opera Recording: Cold Mountain
Congratulations to our wonderful clients and partners at LA Opera, The Santa Fe Opera, and Pentatone! We have our fingers crossed.
“This major Reference Recordings project is Wuthering Heights‘ first recording and presentationally no corners have been cut. The sound is deep stage and stunning.”
John and Blanton traveled to Saratov, Russia to record a mixed choir of American and Russian singers for the Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Music Institute. Music by Pavel Chesnokov.
”Recorded over two and a half days most of the sessions took place late at night after Duke’s Campus had gone to sleep to avoid excessive noise and tourist traffic. Producer Blanton Alspaugh, Engineer John Newton, and Organ Curator John Santoianni were superb colleagues to work with over many cups of coffee!”