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2015 ARSC Preservation Grant Award

The ARSC Preservation Grants Committee is pleased to announce the recipient of the Grant for Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings. The program for this grant was founded in 2004 by Al Schlachtmeyer and the ARSC Board of Directors, to encourage and support the preservation of historically significant sound recordings of Western Art Music by individuals and organizations.

-- National Library of Serbia -- The National Library of Serbia has been awarded $5500 for digital preservation of cassette tape recordings of opera performances recorded by Professor Husnija Kurtovic, between 1969 and 1989, chiefly at the National Theatre, in Belgrade. The performances featured international stars, including Placido Domingo, Grace Bumbry, and Nicolai Gedda, but starred many more local and Eastern European performers, making the collection interesting as a potential source for studies in performance practice. As part of the grant agreement, the National Library will place the completed data files with ARSC, and at the Library of Congress and the British Library, guaranteeing widespread access.

For more information about the Grants for Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings, visit: http://www.arsc-audio.org/committees/preservationgrants.html

The deadline for receipt of applications for the next grant cycle is December 15, 2015. The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings -- in all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. ARSC is unique in bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals -- everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound.

2015 ARSC Preservation Grant Award

The ARSC Preservation Grants Committee is pleased to announce the recipient of the Grant for Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings. The program for this grant was founded in 2004 by Al Schlachtmeyer and the ARSC Board of Directors, to encourage and support the preservation of historically significant sound recordings of Western Art Music by individuals and organizations.

-- National Library of Serbia -- The National Library of Serbia has been awarded $5500 for digital preservation of cassette tape recordings of opera performances recorded by Professor Husnija Kurtovic, between 1969 and 1989, chiefly at the National Theatre, in Belgrade. The performances featured international stars, including Placido Domingo, Grace Bumbry, and Nicolai Gedda, but starred many more local and Eastern European performers, making the collection interesting as a potential source for studies in performance practice. As part of the grant agreement, the National Library will place the completed data files with ARSC, and at the Library of Congress and the British Library, guaranteeing widespread access.

For more information about the Grants for Preservation of Classical Music Historical Recordings, visit: http://www.arsc-audio.org/committees/preservationgrants.html

The deadline for receipt of applications for the next grant cycle is December 15, 2015. The Association for Recorded Sound Collections is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings -- in all genres of music and speech, in all formats, and from all periods. ARSC is unique in bringing together private individuals and institutional professionals -- everyone with a serious interest in recorded sound.