Appian Publications & Recordings

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Appian Publications & Recordings (APR) is a British company specialising in the restoration and re-issue of early recordings of classical music.

APR was apparently the brainchild of Edwin Alan and much of the transferring and remastering of historical recordings was done by Bryan Crimp, who previously spent time with EMI.[1] The APR website refers to Crimp as the founder, and the company changed hands after his retirement in Sept 2004,[2] and was relocated from Hexham in Northumberland to London. The new owner is Mike Spring who is employed at Hyperion Records.

The company has gained a number of international honours for its work. The Franz Liszt Society of Budapest[3] has awarded them the Grand Prix International Liszt du Disque nine times.[2] Their current catalogue includes significant performances by famous musicians such as Vladimir Horowitz, Walter Gieseking, Edwin Fischer, Percy Grainger, Guiomar Novaes, Kathleen Ferrier, Jorge Bolet, Sergio Fiorentino, Arturo Toscanini, and many others.

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  1. ^ Lance G. Hill. "Vladimir Horowitz, pianist, in live performances of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 with the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, John Barbirolli, conductor". Archived from the original on 15 May 2006. Retrieved 18 April 2006.
  2. ^ a b "APR :: Appian Publications & Recordings". 2003. Archived from the original on 22 April 2006. Retrieved 18 April 2006.
  3. ^ Klára Hamburger (2004). "F. Liszt Society". Archived from the original on 9 February 2006. Retrieved 21 April 2006.

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