Danielle Talamantes and Henry Dehlinger in Recording SessionSoprano Danielle Talamantes and pianist Henry Dehlinger are happy to announce that the "first edits" of their upcoming classical album, Canciones españolas, have been completed.

Producer Richard Price, whose work has been honored with two 2005 Grammy nominations and 1993 Grammy award, and engineer Wayne Hileman from Candlewood Digital went through the recording session takes for these “first edits.”

This iteration of the album represents what Messrs. Price and Hileman think is the best available material. Not starting points, but a finished, polished and ready-to-press CD.

What’s next? Talamantes and Dehlinger will give the CD a few good listens (or ten or twenty). Then, they’ll listen to each track in detail just to make sure there aren’t any spots they’d like to revisit. Last, they’ll make sure they like the timings between tracks.

Candlewood Digital puts a blurb on their recordings that have large dynamic ranges. (Canciones españolas has a huge dynamic range, and that’s a good thing!):

“This high-resolution CD reproduces the music’s full dynamic range, as intended by the performers. To enjoy this recording, put it on a high quality system and turn it up!”

"Many people now listen to highly compressed music all the time and think there is something wrong with a CD if they have to turn their volume knob up, which is not the case, especially with great classical music recordings like this one," says Richard Price. "The knob certainly should be turned up for this CD so you can enjoy both the soft nuances and passionate fortissimo moments."

After a couple straight-through listens, Talamantes and Dehlinger think it’s absolutely fantastic!

More to come…

About Candlewood Digital

Candlewood Digital LLC is recognized as one of the finest classical recording firms in the United States. It 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. Mr. Price has over 900 commercial CDs to his credit and was honored with two Grammy nominations and one Grammy award. Mr. Hileman has 22 years of experience in the classical recording business producing, engineering, editing & remastering new and historic recordings for numerous labels and artists.

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    National Philharmonic at Strathmore: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (World Premiere),  North Bethesda
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    Santa Clara Chorale: Kohelet - A Cantata in Five Movements (World Premiere),  Santa Clara

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The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock 

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: A Rhapsody for
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Music by Henry Dehlinger
Words by T.S. Eliot

A sweeping 21st century rhapsody for voice and orchestra, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock was composed especially for Metropolitan Opera soprano Danielle Talamantes. Adapted from the famous poem by T. S. Eliot, it uses the melodic and rhythmic contours of Eliot's stream-of-consciousness narrative to dictate mood and melodic character.

World Premiere: April 18, 2020
The National Philharmonic at Strathmore
Piotr Gajewski, Music Director & Conductor

Soparno Solo and Orchestra


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Music by Henry Dehlinger

Inspired by Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and co-commissioned by the Washington Master Chorale and the Santa Clara Chorale, Henry's Kohelet gives you lush, modal melodies, energetic meters, and colorful harmonic textures with Hebrew text drawn from the Book of Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs.

World Premiere: May 8, 2020
Santa Clara Chorale and Santa Clara University Choirs, Scot Hanna-Weir, Artistic Director
Thomas Colohan, Conducting

SATB, Bass-Baritone Solo, Soprano Solo, Brass, Organ, Harp and Percussion.


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