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.
“Ravishing, elegant pianism” wrote The New York Times of American pianist 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.” …
Grammy-nominated conductor Constantine Orbelian “stands astride two great societies, and finds and promotes synergistic harmony from the best of each.” (Fanfare) For over 20 years the brilliant American pianist /conductor has been a central figure in Russia’s musical life — first as Music Director of the Moscow Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia of Russia, and more recently as guest conductor with a number of illustrious Russian orchestras. Currently Chief Conductor of the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra in Lithuania, Orbelian leads concerts and recordings there with some of the world’s greatest singers, in projects such as a recording of “Simon Boccanegra,” with Dmitri Hvorostovsky in the title role.
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.…
A native and current resident of Charleston, SC, Lindsay grew up as an “army brat”. He cut his musical teeth in Vienna, Austria, where he studied piano and voice in his early teens while attending countless concerts and operas featuring several of the world’s finest ensembles as well as many of the world’s most famous vocal and instrumental artists. A Citadel graduate, he earned advanced degrees in German studies and International Government, and rose to the rank of Major in the US Army. He honed his writing skills as a top-level Pentagon intelligence and foreign affairs analyst, serving the nation’s highest federal policymakers.…