releasing audiophile-quality recordings of fine classical and acoustic
traditional music for over 16 years. But the Troy, NY based label will
no longer because after several attempts to reorganize after filing for
bankruptcy in January, the label’s assets are now being sold. Some of
their artists have made bids for their own master tapes, a company
called Sono Luminus bid on their catalog, and a tenuous partnership
with another excellent small audiophile label – Reference Recordings –
continues thru legal proceedings which now involve major disc
distributor Koch Entertainment.
– Leading American composer George Rochberg died Sunday at age
86. He was a staunch critic of academic modernism in concert music
following WWII, but created many adventurous-sounding works of his own,
including six symphonies which were premiered by such forces as the
Chicago and Cleveland Symphonies; also a violin concerto and seven
string quartets. A new collection of four of his works will be issued
by Naxos in the fall.
consultant for Bluetooth chip maker Cambridge Silicon Radio observed
that “Audio and video are the killer apps.” Work is progressing
on application of the Bluetooth wireless technology from the computer
world to personal audio, home automation and global navigation systems.
Wireless stereo headsets will be out soon using Bluetooth. It may
challenge other protocols for home automation, and is being explored
for hands-free communication inside vehicles.