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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


" of those audiophile experiences in which every sound is captured in detail so naturally placed within its acoustic environment that it can serve as a touchstone for capturing musical excellence."

Gramophone Magazine, May 2015

Canciones Espanolas

Danielle Talamantes - Henry Dehlinger - MSR Classics

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Above and below: the opening Gala concert of the Windham

Chamber Music Festival in Windham, New York:

Robert Manno conducts the Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra

with soloists Anna Polansky, piano, and Diva Goodfriend-Koven, flute.

Photos by Rob Shannon,





Metropolitan Opera soprano Danielle Talamantes and pianist

Henry Dehlinger, flanked by Candlewood's Richard Price and

Wayne Hileman, recording songs of Duke Ellington at

Vienna Presbyterian Church, Vienna, VA.



First recordings of unexplored classical string trios with the Vivaldi Project:

violinist Elizabeth Field, violinist/violist Allison Guest Edberg, and cellist Stephanie Vial, at Old Main Chapel, Shippensburg University,

Shippensburg, PA



Trumpeter Paul Futer and pianist Susan Nowicki, with CanDig

producer/engineer Richard Price, at the legendary Troy Savings Bank

Music Hall for first recordings of new American trumpet sonatas.

More photos on the "our services" page. Photos used by kind

permission of the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Foundation.



Backstage at the spectacular new Visual and Performing Arts Center of

Western Connecticut State University in Danbury: Candlewood

recording the Danbury Symphony Orchestra and the Danbury

Concert Chorus in a program of Great Opera Choruses.



Candlewood recording the Verdi Requiem live at the NVCC Fine Arts

Center, Naugatuck, Connecticut: Maestro Leif Bjaland leads the

Connecticut Choral Society, New Jersey Choral Society,

NVCC Chorus, soloists, and the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra.



Continuing their intergal Beethoven Quartet series, Candlewood records Beethoven's Grosse Fuge with the Arianna String Quartet at the

Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall of the Touhill Arts Center,

St. Louis, MO:L to R, cellist Kurt Baldwin, violist Joanna Mendoza,

and violinists Julia Sakharova and John McGrosso.



The New York City Children's Chorus, conducted by Music Director

Mary Huff,recording their new CD for MSR Classics with

Candlewood at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City.



Recording new American music for voice and piano, a project in memory

of Emery W. Harper: Susan Davenny Wyner, composer

Yehudi Wyner, Executive Producer Luigi Terruso,

CanDig producer Wayne Hileman, and Project Director John Solum,

at Martel Recital Hall, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York.

Below, at the same sessions: pianist Todd Crow, Wayne Hileman,

composer and pianist Lowell Liebermann, and soprano Sharon Arms.





The Fontenay Chamber Players at St. Francis Episcopal Church,

in Stamford, CT, recording Grandjany, Bizet, Mascagni, and Dvorak

with Candlewood: Maryly Culpepper, flute, Kathy Taylor, clarinet,

Kathy Cherbas, cello, Deborah Wong, violin, Lynn Bechtold, violin,

Luis Casal, viola, and Wendy Kerner, harp.



Above and below: Recording the Chamber Music of Barbara Harbach,

Vol. 5, for MSR Classics, in St. Louis, MO, at the Lee Theatre of the

Touhiill Performing Arts Center, University of Missouri-St. Louis. Above,

James Richards leading the St. Louis Chamber Players in

Dr. Harbach's Birth-Life-Death of Christ.



Violinist John McGrosso, composer Dr. Barbara Harbach,

pianist Alla Voskoboynikova, soprano Marlissa Hudson, and CanDig

engineer Wayne Hileman, recording Dorothy Parker Songs.



Violinist Julia Sakharova, pianist Alla Voskoboynikova, soprano

Stella Markou, composer Dr. Barbara Harbach, and CanDig

producer Richard Price, recording Terezin Songs.



14-year old flute virtuoso Emma Resmini with pianist Bora Lee, at the

Baruch Performing Arts Center, New York City, in a recital presented

by the New York Flute Club and recorded by Candlewood. The

remarkable Ms. Resmini has already soloed with the Dallas, National,

and Pittsburgh Symphonies, among many others, and is attending

the Curtis Institute. Image courtesy of Robert Feldman,



Candlewood returns to Lefrak Auditorium of the Aaron Copland

School of Music, QueensCollege, New York, recording unpublished

songs of Vincent Persichetti: master piano technician

Andrew Saderman, baritone Lee Velta,

soprano Sherry Overholt, and pianist Joshua Pierce.


Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band, in and out of uniform!

First r ecordings of music of Thomas Coates

with Candlewood in Alexandria, VA: conductor Douglas Hedwig

is at center; Candlewood's Wayne Hileman and Richard Price

are in black below. Photos: Jan Z. Duga.





Recording at the Windham Chamber Music Festival: cello soloist

Zuill Bailey with Candlewood's Richard Price and Wayne Hileman, above,

and performing with the Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra, Robert Manno, conductor, below. (Wayne was principal bassoonist in the orchestra,

thus the attire!) Thanks to Larry Glazener and Michael Ryan for the photos.





At Warner Concert Hall, Hall, Oberlin College, recording chamber works

of Ravel and Debussy: master piano technician John Cavanaugh,

pianist Ann Schein, Candlewood producer/engineer Richard Price.

(Not in photo: cellist Darrett Adkins and violinist Earl Carlyss.)



Candlewood at magnificent Mechanics Hall, in Worcester,

Massachusetts, recording music of Franck and Bloch

with violinist Zina Schiff and pianist Cameron Grant.



What's New


New Commercial CD Projects

New commercial projects on the CanDig calendar include symphonies of Barbara Harbach, to be produced by Candlewood at Henry Wood Hall in London with the London Philharmonic; the Artesian Guitar Quartet, recording new music for four guitars in New York; a program of Chopin works with pianist David Korevaar, being produced and engineered by Candlewood in Boulder, CO; chamber music for harp, winds, and strings, to be recorded in Connecticut with the Fontenay Chamber Players; chamber music of Barbara Harbach, at the Touhill Center for the Performing Arts in St. Louis (pictured above) and featuring the St. Louis Chamber Players; the late quartets of Beethoven, with the Arianna String Quartet, also being produced and recorded by Candlewood in St. Louis; Mainstreet Brass in a Christmas program, following up their very successful Christmas Spirit, on MSR Classics; French works for violin, cello, and piano as well as solo piano, with longtime Juilliard Quartet violinist Earl Carlyss, cellist Darrett Adkins, and renowned pianist Ann Schein, 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; and more.



Windham Chamber Music Festival opens Season

The WIndham Chamber Music Festival opens its 2015 season with a Gala Orchestral performance by the Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Robert Manno (above), and featuring pianist Anna Polonsky and flutist Diva Goodfriend-Koven; other performers will include Elmar Oliveira, Zuill Bailey, and Opus X. Candlewood's recordings of the WCMF are frequently heard nationwide on American Public Media's Performance Today.


A Return to London

with Barbara Harbach

and the London Philharmonic

Candlewood returns to London in the fall of 2015 to produce the third in an ongoing series of recordings with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Henry Wood Hall (above) of the music of Barbara Harbach. Following the success of her Music for Strings and Symphonies, Soundings, and Celebrations CDs on MSR Classics, the LPO will be recording her Symphony No. 8 as well as other major new works. Of Music for Strings, Fanfare's Colin Clarke says “the London Philharmonic…really excels in the Music for Strings. Rarely have I heard the orchestra’s string section play with such golden tone as in the lush and lavish first movement of the Sinfonietta... Delightful... vibrant, stirring music that begs to be heard. Harbach is an individual voice of great skill.”



Zina Schiff & Cameron Grant

garner Recording of the Month honors from MusicWeb International

Zina Schiff and Camberon Grant's recording of violin sonatas of Zeisl and Copland on MSR Classics has been honored by the prestigious online journal MusicWeb International as Recording of the Month for December 2014. Says critic Stuart Sillitoe: "The performances by Schiff and Cameron Grant are first rate and they are captured in quite a natural and well balanced acoustic... this is a disc well worth exploring, not least for the Zeisl Sonata, which truly deserves to be better known, and for which we should be thankful to MSR Classics as well as Schiff and Grant for bringing it to our attention.” The CD was produced and engineered by Candlewood at legendary Mechanics Hall, in Worcester, Massachusetts. The CD was previously honored as Disc of the Month by the website Czech Music Direct.




Congratulations Meg Bowles! The Shimmering Land wins Best Ambient Release

of 2013!

The Shimmering Land, Meg Bowles' new release on the Kumatone Records label, has won Best Ambient Album of 2013 in the Zone Music Awards,announced live onstage at the ZMR Awards Concert in New Orleans. The Shimmering Land was also named the #1 New Age CD in radio airplay for 2013 by leading industry website Zone Music Reporter. These are especially unusual achievements 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.



In the Editing/Mastering Rooms

The New York City Childrens' Chorus, under the direction of Mary Huff, recorded by Candlewood at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City; rarely performed 18th century string trios played by The Vivaldi Project, at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania; previously unrecorded vocal music of Vincent Persichetti, recorded by Candlewood at Lefrak Auditorium of the Aaron Copland School of music at Queens College, New York City, with soprano Sherry Overholt, bass-baritone Lee Velta, and pianist Joshua Pierce; songs of Duke Ellington with Met soprano Danielle Talamantes and pianist Henry Dehlinger, following up their critically acclaimed CD Canciones Espanolas on MSR Classics, recorded in Vienna, Virginia; new American music for voice and piano by Lowell Liebermann, Tania Leon, and others, recorded at Vassar College with artists including Robert Osborne and Todd Crow; cellist Mary Costanza, recording the Brahms Sonatas at Hotchkiss School, CT; new sonatas for trumpet and piano, with trumpeter Paul Futer and pianist Susan Nowicki, at the renowned Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY; the recorded archives of longtime Cathedral of St. John the Divine Music Director/Organist Alec Wyton, being remastered and restored from the analog tape originals by Candlewood; lighter works for piano and orchestra, with pianist Joshua Pierce joined by Kirk Trevor and the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra; world premiere recordings of brass band music of the 1880s by Thomas Coates, with Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band, on original instruments of the 1880s played at the historically correct band pitch level of A 454 (!), in Alexandria, Virginia; Debussy's Cello Sonata and L'Isle Joyeuse, along with the Ravel Sonatine, recorded by Candlewood at Oberlin College with Ann Schein and Darrett Adkins; music of Debussy and Sima Wolf, with the Fontenay Chamber Players; Beethoven's Middle 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. Also in the editing suites: 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; the ongoing complete Stravinsky and Schoenberg series for Naxos, with conductor Robert Craft and the Philharmonia of London; new and vintage projects from Music Minus One, Classic Jazz, and Inner City Records, and much more!




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