Friday, February 03, 2006

Exclusive - a little piece of recording history

© C. Bishop & On An Overgrown Path
2006 brings the thirtieth anniversary of the death of early music legend David Munrow. Above, in advance of the article I'm running next week, is an exclusive piece of recording history. The image is scanned from the recording diary of Christopher Bishop who signed Munrow to EMI and produced many of his classic recordings. The second entry down is for the sessions for the Art of Courtly Love in November and December 1972, and December 1973. These resulted in the three LP set that catapulted David Munrow to prominence.

The pencil diary entries haven't reproduced too clearly, but the artists in the other sessions make interesting reading - Perlman, Giulini (including the Missa Solemnis which I wrote about recently), King's College Choir and Sir David Willcocks, Oistrakh, Boult, Evelyn Barbirolli and Menuhin.

Those were the days, now the best EMI can offer us is Wild.

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Image credit - © C. Bishop & On An Overgrown Path
If you enjoyed this post take An Overgrown Path to David Munrow and the Voyager golden record

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