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Candlewood Digital was founded in 2006 by Richard Price and Wayne Hileman, following thirty combined years of working together at one of New York's premier classical recording studios.

Completed by mobile engineering specialist Robert LaPorta, the Candlewood Digital staff of professionals offers musicians a high-end recording resource unsurpassed in skill, experience, and dedication to the highest standards, both musical and technical.


 

Our company is based on our values.

At the center of everything we do is the music.

We believe in treating people with kindness, respect, and patience.

We are an old-fashioned business.

"Candlewood has become recognized as one of the most respected classical recording firms in the industry"

Fanfare Magazine, September/October 2010



Contact Us

29 Lake Drive South
Candlewood Isle Box 67
New Fairfield, CT 06812

 


  203-702-7205
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Candlewood recording chamber works of William K. Brehm in Baltimore, MD, at Gilliam Concert Hall, Morgan State University: arranger Howard Begun, violionist Elisabeth Adkins, flutist Emma Resmini, executive producer Loretta Giles, pianist Lisa Emenheiser, and Candlewood's Richard Price. Another shot of this acoustically superb hall below.

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A return to London for Candlewood with the music of Barbara Harbach: the London Philharmonic Orchestra recording her four Symphonies at Henry Wood Hall, London, for MSR Classics. Above, producer Richard Price of Candlewood Digital, conductor David Angus, composer Dr. Barbara Harbach,and recording engineer Mike Hatch of Floating Earth UK. Not in the photo: project manager Patrick Garvey, of Patrick Garvey Management, London.

 

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Recording Canciones Espanolas in Vienna, Virginia: pianist Henry Dehlinger, Candlewood engineer Wayne Hileman, Metropolitan Opera soprano Danielle Talamantes, Candlewood producer Richard Price. Thanks to James for the fine photo!

 

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The Girls' Choir of Christ Church, Greenwich, CT, directed by Jamie Hitel, recording a new CD with Candlewood in the Christ Church sanctuary. Photo by Joanne Bouknight (more of Joanne's superb photos from these sessions on the Our Services page).

 

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Recording Beethoven's Rasumovsky Quartets with the Arianna String Quartet at the Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall of the Touhill Arts Center, University of Missouri-St. Louis: John McGrosso, Kurt Baldwin, Julia Sakharova, Candlewood's Richard Price, Joanna Mendoza.

 

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The first recording on the new Fisk Op. 137 organ at Christ Church, Andover, MA: organist Barbara Bruns with the Thompson Brass Ensemble (L to R: Philip Swanson, Gabe Langfur, Barbara Bruns, Kevin Owen, Jim Thonpson, and Richard Given). This CD will feature music for organ and brass recorded by Candlewood in three different churches, on three different Fisk organs, to be released in late summer 2013

on MSR Classics. Photo: Oliver Chamberlain.

 

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The Fontenay Chamber Players record music of Sima Wolf at St. Francis Episcopal Church, in Stamford, CT: Maria Conti, violin, Una Tone, violin, Debbie Shufelt, viola, CanDig producer Richard Price, Kathy Taylor, clarinet, Maryly Culpepper, flute, Wendy Kerner, harp, Sima Wolf, composer, and Kathy Cherbas, cello. Not in the photo:

CanDig engineer Wayne Hileman.

 

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Robert Craft's Schoenberg series for Naxos continues with an all-star string ensemble: the Fred Sherry Quartet and friends, recording Verklärte Nacht in its original string sextet version. L to R: CanDig producer Richard Price, violist Yura Lee, violinist Leila Josefowicz, cellist Michael Nicolas, violinist David Chan, violist Paul Neubauer, engineer Tim Martyn of Phoenix Audio, and cellist Fred Sherry, at the American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City. Thanks to Carol Archer for the photo.

 

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Recording rarely-performed works for violin and piano at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA: pianist Cameron Grant, violinist Zina Schiff, Candlewood producer Richard Price (not in photo: Candlewood engineer Wayne Hileman). (More photos from this magnificent venue on the "Our Services" page.) Thanks to Ron Eisenberg for the photos.

 

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The Candlewood Singers, recording a program of classic hymns with CanDig at the First Church of Christ Scientist in Greenwich, CT: Paula Jensen-Moulton, Jessica J-M Henderson, Stephanie Jensen-Moulton, Peter Jensen-Moulton, Violet Jensen-Moulton, Albert Jensen-Moulton, Carl Johnson. Update! The Singers just signed a major release agreement for international distribution of this release via the

Christian Science Publishing Society.

 

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At Lee Theatre, University of Missouri-St. Louis, the end of a long journey: harpsichordist Barbara Harbach after completing the final session of her epic traversal of the 120 harpsichord sonatas of Padre Antonio Soler, to be released as a deluxe 14-CD box on MSR Classics. At left is Candlewood producer/engineer Richard Price.

 

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Kairos, A Consort of Singers, recording a program of new works

by Hudson Valley composers with Candlewood, The Valley Sings, for MSR Classics, at Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, New York.

Music director and conductor Edward Lundergan is at far left.

 

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Candlewood at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY,

recording works of Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez with the

Eastman Broadband Ensemble: CanDig producer Richard Price,

engineer Wayne Hileman, composer Sanchez-Gutierrez,

conductor Juan Trigos.

 

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Recording the Bach Partitas at Grusin Hall, University of Colorado at Boulder: master piano technician Robert F. Cloutier, pianist Dr. David Korevaar, CanDig producer/engineer Richard Price.

 

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Recording the new Gluck Opus 13 Organ at Faith Lutheran Church,

New Providence, NJ: CanDig producer Richard Price, organist John Girvin, Gluck General Manager Albert Jensen-Moulton, and Gluck president and designer Sebastian Gluck. (Not in photo: CanDig engineer Wayne Hileman)

 

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At the national convention of the Association of Concert Bands, recorded by Candlewood: at left, conference host and Marist College Director of Music Arthur Himmelberger is flanked by CanDig's Wayne Hileman and Richard Price; at right, Richard with John Philip Sousa IV. (Small world department: Art Himmelberger was Richard's student teacher with the Ann Arbor Huron High School Symphony Band!)

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The St. Louis Lower Brass Collective, recording Barbara Harbach's

Spirit of St. Louis at the Lee Theatre of the Touhill Performing Arts Center, University of Missouri-St.Louis. Composer Harbach at

back row center; in black shirts, Candlewood producer/engineers

Richard Price and Wayne Hileman.

 

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Recording choral works of Nancy Wertsch at the Church of the Resurrection, NYC: Candlewood producer Richard Price, composer Nancy Wertsch, conductor Harold Rosenbaum, and the New York Virtuoso Singers (CanDig engineer Wayne Hileman is at right rear.) Thanks to Chris Creaghan for the great photo!

 

 





What's New

 

Meg Bowles' The Shimmering Land nominated for Best Ambient Release of 2013

The Shimmering Land, Meg Bowles' new release on the Kumatone Records label, is one of five nominees for Best Ambient Album of 2013 in the Zone Music Awards, the leading New Age music awards show. The winner will be announced at the ZMR Awards Concert in New Orleans on May 17. The Shimmering Land was also named the #1 New Age CD in radio airplay for 2013 by leading industry website Zone Music Reporter. This is an especially unusual achievement for a recording in the ambient/spacemusic genre. Meg's "ambient orchestral" works, produced and engineered by Candlewood Digital, have been featured on such leading syndicated programs as Hearts of Space, Echoes, Secret Music, and Star's End in the US, and One World Radio in the U.K.

 

 

More Year-end Honors for David Korevaar's Bach Partitas

Pianist David Korevaar's highly-acclaimed Bach Partitas, released by MSR Classics and produced and engineered by Candlewood Digital, have been named as a 2013 Critics' Choice recording by American Record Guide. Says ARG: "In the new release, there’s very little, if anything, to criticize. Korevaar’s tone is, if anything, better than ever, and the recording engineers and production exquisite. (If I get to record another CD one day, I’ll bring this disc in and say, “The piano should sound just like this!”)

 

 

Mary Costanza's Bach Suites

named Recording of the Month by MusicWeb International

Mary Costanza's new 2-CD set of the Bach Cello Suites on MSR Classics has been honored by the prestigious online journal MusicWeb International as Recording of the Month for October. Says critic Stephen Greenbank, "Her performances evince an innate sense of style. Pacing, phrasing, tempi and dynamic contrasts are all convincing. Intonation is spotless. Her technique is formidable and she performs these masterworks in a cultivated and compelling way."

 

 

MSR Classics, Robert LaPorta featured in new Musical America publication

  

Musical America's new online publication "The Recording Maze" features Robert LaPorta and MSR Classics as exemplars of a new recording paradigm for classical musicians. Robert and MSR Classics have a longstanding relationship with Candlewood Digital, dating back to the early 90's, when Robert was head of A&R for EMI Classics and Richard and Wayne were the remastering engineers on EMI's historical reissue programs. "The Recording Maze" is available as a free download here.

 

 

Two Candlewood Releases on Fanfare Magazine's 2013 "Want List"

  

Two recent Candlewood Digital projects have been named to Fanfare Magazine's prestigious 2013 "Want List". Giannini's Quintet and Trio, with the musicians of the Manchester Music Festival, and harpsichordist Barbara Harbach's recording of rarely heard works by Rosner and Pinkham, are each named to the list, published in the November/December 2013 issue. Both discs were released on the MSR Classics label.

 

 

 

Horus has landed!

Candlewood Digital is proud to be one of the first American studios to feature the remarkable new Horus interface, from Merging Technologies. Featuring cutting-edge Ravenna interconnect technology, the Horus has won virtually every major tech award and is one of the most sonically transparent and powerful tools to come our way in many years.

 

New Commercial CD Projects

New projects on the the schedule include world premiere recordings of Shakespeare Songs by award-wining composer Maxim Vladimiroff, to be recorded at Wilton Presbyterian Church in Wilton, CT; the continuing series of the middle quartets of Beethoven, with the Arianna Quartet, to be recorded by Candlewood in St. Louis; French works for violin and piano as well as solo piano, with longtime Juilliard Quartet violinist Earl Carlyss and renowned pianist Ann Schein, to be recorded at Oberlin College; new works of composer Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez and the Eastman Broadband Ensemble, to be recorded at the Eastman School, Rochester, NY, for release on Urtext Classics; music for two horns and piano, with the virtuoso horn duo MirrorImage, to be recorded at Penn State University for MSR Classics; and more.

 

In the Editing/Mastering Rooms

New music for string ensemble by the American String Project of Seattle: Metropolitan Opera soprano Danielle Talamantes joins pianist Henry Dehlinger in a program of Spanish art songs, recorded by Candlewood at Vienna Presbytierian Church, in Vienna, VA; across the pond, Candlewood returned to Henry Wood Hall, London, to produce the London Philharmonic Orchestra in first recordings of Barbara Harbach's Symphonies 1-4. Dr. Harbach's works for string orchestra with the LPO, released on MSR Classics, have met with widespread critical acclaim and a request from the LPO to add the scores to their permanent library. Also in the editing suites: Zina Schiff and Cameron Grant, in the Franck Sonata and other works for violin and piano, recorded by Candlewood at legendary Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA; new music for chorus and orchestra by Hampson Sisler; Beethoven's Razumovsky Quartets, with the Arianna String Quartet, recorded by Candlewood at the Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall of the Touhill Arts Center, University of Missouri-St. Louis, for release on Centaur Records; new chamber music of William K. Brehm, recorded at Morgan State University in Baltimore; choral music by William Averitt on Langston Hughes poems, with the University of Missouri at Kansas City Singers under the direction of Dr. Robert Bode; piano concertos of Tchaikowsky and Rimsky-Korsakov, featuring Joshua Pierce joined by Paul Freeman, Kirk Trevor, and the RTV Symphony Orchestra Slovenia and Slovak National Symphony Orchestra; music for brass quintet and organ featuring three different Fisk organs, with the Thompson Brass Ensemble and organist Barbara Bruns, recorded at St. John's Church in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Old West Church, Boston, MA, and Christ Church, Andover, MA; the Girls Choir of Christ Church, Greenwich, CT, under Jamie Hitel; .Barbara Harbach's groundbreaking traversal of the complete 120 harpsichord sonatas of Padre Antonio Soler; the ongoing complete Stravinsky and Schoenberg series for Naxos, with conductor Robert Craft and the Philharmonia of London; French music for flute, piano and harpsichord from the 17th and 20th centuries with baroque and modern flutist Don Hulbert; new and vintage projects from Music Minus One, Classic Jazz, and Inner City Records, and much more!

 

 

 


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