Amelia S. Haygood, Delos Founder (1919-2007)
Amelia S. Haygood was one of the most respected names in the classical recording industry — a leader in the field during much of her 34-year stewardship of the Delos label. Her mission in founding Delos was to give American artists an international platform, and as the label’s guiding force she maintained standard-setting quality in artistic excellence, integration of new technology, innovative presentation, and careful attention to every aspect of production. “She was one of my genuine heroes,” commented Jim Svejda, longtime music critic and commentator on Public Radio’s KUSC.
Delos Director Carol Rosenberger has won wide acclaim for both her career as a concert pianist and her shepherding of this historic record label as it nears its 50th anniversary. “Ravishing, elegant pianism” wrote The New York Times about Carol Rosenberger, who continues to attract an international audience as she brings her special blend of refined virtuosity and poetically compelling interpretations to both traditional and contemporary repertoire. “Eloquent and sensitive playing” wrote The Times of London, while that city’s Daily Telegraph commented: “Her playing was alive to every fleeting sense impression, yet intellectually commanding. These were ideal performances.” …
Four-time Grammy-nominated conductor Constantine Orbelian “stands astride two great societies, and finds and promotes synergistic harmony from the best of each.” (Fanfare) For over 30 years, the brilliant American pianist and conductor has been a central figure in Russia’s and Eastern Europe’s musical life—first as Music Director of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia of Russia. He is the founder of the annual Palaces of St. Petersburg International Music Festival and is the Chief Conductor of the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra in Lithuania. In 2016 he also became General and Artistic Director of the State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater in Yerevan, Armenia. On June 7th, 2021, Maestro Constantine Orbelian was appointed Music Director and Principal Conductor of one of the great New York institutions — New York City Opera. …
American composer Mark Abel, a Co-Director of Delos, has been praised for both his musical ability and writing of lyrics. His provocative and original style blends elements of classical, rock and jazz in a unique musical fusion that combines the depth and sophistication of classical with the direct impact of rock. …Read More
John Eargle (1931-2007)
Long-time Delos Director of Recording John Eargle engineered and/or produced over half of Delos’s 500 compact discs beginning in 1982. He published numerous technical articles, and his books became the recording engineer’s “bibles.” Eargle’s Handbook of Recording Engineering, The Microphone Book, Loudspeaker Handbook, Music, Sound, and Technology, Electroacoustical Reference Data, and Handbook of Sound System Design, have long been used as texts at the university level. Along with co-author Chris Foreman, Mr. Eargle wrote the JBL Handbook for Audio Engineering for Sound Reinforcement. Mr. Eargle was also the chief editor of a 60th Anniversary Book for JBL Incorporated, which was published in late 2006.…