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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

 

"...one 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

Canciones Espanolas

Danielle Talamantes - Henry Dehlinger - MSR Classics

 

"....these may just be the greatest performances of Beethoven's middle quartets in recorded history."

Fanfare Magazine

Arianna String Quartet

Beethoven: The Middle Quartets


Contact Us

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Candlewood Isle Box 67
New Fairfield, CT 06812

 


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London: Candlewood returns for a fifth CD in the critically acclaimed

MSR Classics series of recordings of the orchestral works

of American composer Barbara Harbach with the

London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by David Angus,

at Cadogan Hall, London. Below: Maestro Angus and Dr. Harbach,

and members of the LPO at the sessions.

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St. Louis: Candlewood recording Beethoven's Op. 131 Quartet with the

Arianna String Quartet, nearing the finish line of their highly-acclaimed

complete Beethoven Quartet cycle: John McGrosso, Julia Sakharova,

Kurt Baldwin, and Joanna Mendoza.

 

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Florida: Recording music of Paul Reale at Lynn University, Boca Raton,

with the Lynn Chamber Orchestra and piano soloist Chris Guzman,

conducted by Guillermo Figueroa and Jon Robertson. Below:

Candlewood producer/engineer Richard Price,

composer Paul Reale, and conductor Guillermo Figueroa.

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New York City: Recording the wind music of Paul Reale

at Oktaven Audio, with the Borealis Wind Quintet:

Candlewood producer Richard Price, pianist Christopher Guzman,

clarinetist Jo-Ann Sternberg, flutist Keith Bonner, hornist Dan Culpepper, composer Paul Reale, oboist Tamar Beach Wells,

bassoonist Wayne Hileman.

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Arkansas: Oboist Theresa Delaplain and pianist Tomoko Kashiwagi

recording works by Robert Mueller, Edmund Rubbra, Pedro Soler,

Grazyna Bacewicz, and Merab Partskhaladze, at the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

 

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Albany, NY: Newberry's Victorian Cornet Band, under conductor

Elisa Koehler, recording its second CD with Candlewood,

featuring rare high-pitch brass and wind instruments of

the late nineteenth century in new editions of long-unplayed

works of the period discovered by Michael O'Connor.

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St. Louis: Classic jazz tunes by women composers, recorded by Candlewood at the Anheuser-Busch Theatre of the

University of Missouri at St Louis: Michael Kaupa, project coordinator

Dr. Barbara Harbach, Thomas George, Ric Vice.

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St. Louis: Recording chamber music of Barbara Harbach at the

Anheuser-Busch Theatre of the University of Missouri at St Louis:

pianist Alla Voskoboynikova, composer Dr. Barbara Harbach,

flutist Jennifer Mazzoni.

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Troy, New York : At the fabled Troy Savings Bank Music Hall:

a remarkable program of specially commissioned arrangements

of hymn tunes for horns, soprano. and piano. Clockwise from left:

Lisa Bontrager, Tim Shafer, Sarah Shafer, Grace Salyards.

Photo by Jana Bontrager, used by kind permission of

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

 

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Washington, DC: The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC,

under music director Thea Kano, performs the world premiere of

the TTBB version of Duruflé's Requiem, recorded live by Candlewood

at the Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC.

 

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New Jersey: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the New Jersey Choral Society and Orchestra Nexus, under Music Director Eric Dale Knapp, recorded live by Candlewood in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

 

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New York City: David Shuler conducts the Choir of St. Luke in the Fields

at the storied "Smoky Mary's"--the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Times Square, New York City--recording music of Palestrina with Candlewood

for MSR Classics, a followup to their critically acclaimed CD

of works of De Manchicourt.

 

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London: At Blackheath Concert Hall: Candlewood returns for a

fourth CD with the London Philharmonic Orchestra,

conducted by David Angus, in world premieres of new works for

orchestra by Barbara Harbach for MSR Classics.

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Pennsylvania: The Vivaldi Project: Elizabeth Field,

Allison Edberg Nyquist, and Stephanie Vial, recording with

Candlewood at Lafayette College, Easton, PA. The program:

a followup to their highly acclaimed premiere CD,

Discovering the Classical String Trio, on MSR Classics.

 

 

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Colorado: David Korevaar, recording two full CDs of music by

Lowell Liebermann and Luigi Perrachio for MSR Classics,

at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Clockwise from front right:

Dr. Korevaar; CanDig producer/engineer Richard Price;

master piano technicians Mark Mikkelsen and Ted Mulcahey.

 

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Texas: Daria Rabotkina, recording a program of Humoreskes by Dvorak,

Schumann, Reger, and Rachmaninoff for MSR Classics with Candlewood,

at the Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center at

Texas State University at San Marcos.

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Louisiana: At the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall of the

University of Louisiana at Monroe, soprano Claire Vangelisti,

pianist Rick Seiler, and hornist James Boldin join Candlewood for

first recordings of the music of Eurico Carrapatoso for MSR Classics.

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New York: At Skinner Recital Hall, Vassar College:

Candlewood records a new CD of Chopin Mazurkas with pianist

Todd Crow (r). On left is master piano technician Mark Moriarty.

 

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Michigan: Dr. Leslie Tung, recording a program of Variations

by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven on fortepiano for MSR Classics,

with Candlewood producer/engineer Richard Price,at the

Dalton Center Recital Hall of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

 

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New York City: A contender for the most unique live recording of the year!

The Double Entendre double-reed ensemble in concert at Le Cheile

Pub & Restaurant, 181st St, New York City.

(CanDig producer/engineer Richard Price is reflected in back mirror.)

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What's New

 

Album of the Year and Best Ambient Album Nods for

Meg Bowles' Evensong

Meg Bowles' Evensong has garnered two major nominations for the 15th Annual Zone Music Reporter Awards: Best Ambient Album and Album of the Year. The awards, the most prestigious in the New Age/Ambient/Electronica field, are voted on by an international panel of broadcasters. (Meg's 2013 CD The Shimmering Land was the 2013 winner for Best Ambient Album.) Jorneyscapes says of the CD, produced by Candlewood, "Easily one of the decade's finest ambient/space music albums to come around, Evensong is simply an epic beauty." Congratulations Meg!

 

Legacies: Candlewood Documents The Work of Two Living American Composers

Candlewood is privileged to be a part of the continuing extensive documentation of the works of two major American composers: Barbara Harbach and Paul Reale. Dr. Harbach's internationally acclaimed series on MSR Classics, The Music of Barbara Harbach, has reached Volume 13 with the release of her new CD of orchestral music, her fifth with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under David Angus. Other performers in the series have included the St. Louis Chamber Orchestra, members of the Arianna String Quartet, sopranos Stella Markou and Marlissa Hudson, the Slovak Radio Philharmonic, the St. Louis Lower Brass Collective, pianist Alla Voskoboynikova, and many others. Paul Reale's fantastically varied output has been recorded by Candlewood in works for two pianos, piano solo, wind chamber groups, chamber orchestra, and other combinations and has likewise enjoyed a fantastic critical reception on both sides of the Atlantic. It is featured on both MSR Classics releases and Naxos releases featuring the Borealis Wind Quintet, pianists Christopher Guzman, Walter Ponce, Paul Reale, Carl Patrick Bolleia, Patricio Molina, Enriqueta Somarriba, Jiayan Sun, and Min Kwon, cellist Kim Cook, the Mirecourt Trio, the California State University Wind Ensemble, the Lynn University Chamber Orchestra, and many others. We are grateful to be part of these two very important ventures!

 

David Korevaar's New MSR

Liebermann CD on Fanfare Magazine's Want List for 2018

David Korevaar's new MSR Classics release of Lowell Liebermann's piano music has been named to Fanfare Magazine's Want List for 2018.  Says critic David DeBoor Canfield, " Pianist David Korevaar, to whom Liebermann has dedicated at least one work, displays his considerable gifts in these readings. He dashes off the technical demands of some of these works with aplomb, while caressing the simple and quiet sections to bring out every last bit of their poetic nature. Here is a pianist with palpably clear musical gifts and intelligence, and one who should be widely heard." Coming soon from Korevaar, Candlewood, and MSR: a new release of the piano music of unknown Italian impressionist Luigi Perrachio. Congratulations David!

 

 

New Commercial CD Projects

New commercial projects being produced and engineered by Candlewood include a sixth CD with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, under David Angus, recording orchestral works of Barbara Harbach; new chamber works of Curt Cacioppo, at Haverford College; horn virtuoso Patrick Smith records the chamber music of James Naigus for MSR Classics, at the College of New Jersey; piano music of Paul Reale, to be recorded by John Jensen at the fabled Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, New York; Leslie Tung in a followup recording to his widely praised MSR CD Theme and Variations, at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo; new songs for baritone and piano by Philip Swanson, sung by Gary Wood with the composer at the piano, at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts; late quartets of Beethoven, with the Arianna String Quartet, at the Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis; French works for cello and piano as well as solo piano, with cellist Darrett Adkins and renowned pianist Ann Schein, at Oberlin College; the New York City Children's Chorus, conducted by Mary Huff, in a followup to their highly praised MSR Classics debut Simple Gifts, to be recorded at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City; music for horns and piano by James Naigus, played by horn virtuoso Patrick Smith and pianist Tomoko Kanamaru, jonied by Maestro Naigus himself on horn, to be recorded at the College of New Jersey; music for string orchestra by the prolific Paul Reale, to be recorded in Boca Raton, Florida; and more!

 

Live Candlewood Recordings

Underway for 2018-2019

This live concert season is a busy one, and Candlewood is there! Among the live recordings being produced and engineered by CanDig: the World Premiere of Richard Wilson's String Quartet No. 6, with the Attacca Quartet, at Vassar College; the Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Robert Manno, with Tanya Gabrielian, piano, at the Doctorow Center for the Arts, in Hunter, NY; the Catskill Mountain Foundation, presenting a varied season at the Doctorow Center for the Arts; the choirs of the Landmark Episcopal Parishes of Westchester County, New York, conducted by Christopher Fasulo; Victoria Shields conducts the choirs and orchestra of the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, CT, in Saint-Saens' Christmas Oratorio; The St. Mark's Chorale and Orchestra, under Arthur Sjögren, the Double Entendre double-reed ensemble continues its groundbreaking and imaginative series of concerts in unusual venues in New York City; Charis Chamber Voices, under the direction of Arthur Sjögren, performs a full season including Handel's stunning Dixit Dominus with baroque chamber orchestra; the Connecticut Choral Society and the New Jersey Choral Society (pictured above) , both conducted by Eric Dale Knapp; Christine R. Howlett leads the Vassar Choir and Orchestra and Cappella Festiva; Curt Ebersole and the Westchester Symphonic Winds begin the group’s 31st season; the Greenwich Public Schools Honor Choir welcomes special guest Jim Papoulis, joining Music Directors Chris Anne Powers and Robin Chenot; the Grammy Signature music programs of Greenwich High School under Bethany Fuscaldo, Patrick Taylor, and John Yoon in their magnificent new concert hall; and many more!

 

 

In the Editing/Mastering Rooms

Chamber Orchestra works of Paul Reale, recorded at Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida; Music for oboe and piano, with oboist Theresa Delaplain, recorded at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville; music for winds and piano by Paul Reale, recorded in New York by the Grammy-nominated Borealis Wind Quintet with pianist Christopher Guzman; new music for guitar, recorded by Candlewood in New York City and played by Harris Becker; new songs for baritone and piano by Philip Swanson, including a setting of Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, sung by Gary Wood with the composer at the piano, recorded at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts; jazz standards by women composers, recorded by Candlewood in St. Louis and featuring Thomas George, piano, Michael Kaupa, flugelhorn, and Ric Vice, bass; chamber works of Dr. Barbara Harbach,with the St. Louis Chamber Players; piano concertos of Casella, Respighi, Lopotnikoff, and others, featuring Joshua Pierce joined by Paul Freeman, Kirk Trevor, and the RTV Symphony Orchestra Slovenia and Slovak National Symphony Orchestra; new and vintage projects from Music Minus One, Classic Jazz, and Inner City Records, and much more!

 

A Return to Borealis

Candlewood has recorded a new CD for MSR Classics with the Borealis Wind Quintet, featuring the music of Paul Reale, with pianist Christopher Guzman, this season in New York City. CanDig has a long and close relationship with this leading light of American wind quintets. Candlewood producer/engineer Wayne Hileman is the BWQ's longtime bassoonist; the quintet's previous MSR Classics CDs have been produced and engineered by CanDig's Richard Price, including the only wind quintet CD ever to have been nominated for a Grammy in the Best Chamber Music category, A La Carte; and Mr. Price himself was a founding member of Borealis at Juilliard in 1976, serving as the group's hornist and arranger for fourteen years.

 

 


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