Archive for the ‘When It Comes to Recording’ Category

The Road to a Grammy Nomination

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Gloria Cheng has always impressed me as someone with very high standards, impeccable taste, and an unerring sense of how to do something correctly. Add to those qualities brilliant artistry, keen intelligence, an inquisitive mind, and a soft-spoken endearing presence coupled with steely determination, and […]

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A Most Unusual Recording

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. One morning last week, while waking up to radio station WQXR, I heard the announcer introduce a nocturne by Ottorino Respighi, which he said was part of their featured album of the week. I had never heard it before and was spellbound by the beautiful […]

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Getting Airplay for your CD

By: Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. I would like to express my thanks to my good friend and colleague, Gail Wein, a former NPR producer and currently a communications consultant and publicist in New York City, who provided the information that is the basis for my column below. Dear Edna: What […]

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The Destiny of Your Master

By Edna Landau To ask a question, please write Ask Edna. Dear Edna: I would like to add my voice to the chorus of thanks to you for writing this column, and also submit a question. I am making the first-ever recording of the complete works of an obscure Romantic composer. Grants will cover all of […]

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Whose Rights Are They Anyway?

by Edna Landau I was fortunate to have as a guest lecturer in my class at the Colburn School earlier this week the noted entertainment lawyer, Don Franzen. He gave a wonderful presentation entitled “Overview of Entertainment Law for Musicians,” which assisted me greatly in answering the following questions. Dear Edna: I am a flutist and […]

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DYI Recordings and Commissions

by Edna Landau Welcome to the inaugural installment of “Ask Edna.” It has been heartening to see the immediate response to this new MusicalAmerica.com blog and I thank all those who have already written in with their questions and kind words of praise and enthusiasm. Please note that we welcome your questions not only about […]

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