3D Audio

NOTE: Only a small number of these recordings are currently available for purchase in 3D audio. As Dolby Atmos downloads become available on more sites and streaming services, we hope this will change.

2023

Atlantic Chamber Ensemble - Hearsay Hearsay: Atlantic Chamber Ensemble perform music of Bates, Connesson, and Finzi
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Atlantic Chamber Ensemble in a premiere recording of Mason Bates' "Rags and Hymns of the River City", Guillaume Connesson's sextet and Gerald Finzi's "Eclogues".

Label: Bright Shiny Things
Catalog Number:
IMGD-0124
Cantata Collective perform Bach BWV 35, 54, 169 Cantata Collective perform Bach cantatas BWV 35, 54 and 169
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Countertenor Reginald Mobley and Cantata Collective perform Johann Sebastian Bach's cantatas BWV 35, 54 and 169

Composers:
Label: Centaur Records
Catalog Number:
CRC 4035
Bach St. John Passion performed by Cantata Collective on Avie Records Cantata Collective perform Bach's St. John passion
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Live recording, performed by Thomas Cooley (Evangelist); Paul Max Tipton (Jesus); Harrison Hintzsche (Pilate; bass); Nola Richardson (soprano); Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen (alto); Derek Chester (tenor); and Cantata Collective (Nicholas McGegan, conductor).

Composers:
Label: Avie Records
Catalog Number:
AV2605
"...the overall experience of this exceptionally well-recorded live performance is one of attending a highly meaningful church service even if one does not happen to be a member of the particular denomination for which the music was created."
"The recording, made in concert at the First Congregational Church of Berkeley in March 2022, captures an intimate, detailed, and warm acoustic. It’s billed as a “live” recording yet the audience is silent throughout. In all, this is a beautifully performed and recorded St. John Passion that gives full measure to the work’s remarkable synthesis of devotional and theatrical elements."
"The live sound engineering is marvelous, making the choir sound like a much larger group (there is no applause) and defining big spaces where the singers have room to define the text closely."
Daron Hagen October Skies MSR Classics October Skies
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Premiere recordings of works by Daron Hagen, Hillary Tann, Brian Holmes, Michael Scherperel, Edgar F. Girtain and Stacey Garrop. Performed by Brian Thorsett, tenor; John Irrera, violin; Alan Weinstein, cello and Annie Stevens, marimba and vibraphone.

Label: MSR Classics
Catalog Number:
MS1826
Bach: Mass in B Minor
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Performed by Cantata Collective, conducted by Nicholas McGegan, with Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Thomas Cooley, tenor and Paul Max Tipton, bass.

Composers:
Label: Avie Records
Romantic Art Songs
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Performed by Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen (alto) and John Churchwell (piano).

Robert Schumann’s “Liederkreis”, and lieder by Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Alexander von Zemlinsky

Label: Avie Records
Romantic Arrangements for Trumpet
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Performed by Andrew Balio (trumpet), John Wilson (piano). Robert Schumann’s “Märchenbilder”, Brahms clarinet sonatas no. 1 and 2. The recording concludes with Franz Schubert’s “Auf dem Strom” with Nicholas Phan, tenor.

Label: Delos Music Productions
Three Centuries of Thomas Moore
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Tenor Benjamin Brechner and pianist Robert Koenig perform Benjamin Britten’s “Folksong Arrangements, Volume 4” and songs from Hector Berlioz’ op. 2. The recording concludes with Sarah Gibson’s “Breath’d back again” with the composer at the piano.

Label: MSR Classics
Offbeats
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Performed by the Lee Piano Trio. Uljas Pulkkis's “Fern Flowers” and "Midsummer Night Magic" and Edmund Finnis's “Five Trios” (both commissioned by the ensemble), as well as Robert Schumann’s Piano Trio no. 2 and Fantasiestücke.

Artists:
Label: Avie Records
Scarlatti piano sonatas
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Arranged by Muzio Clementi and performed by Charles Metz on an 1806 Clementi square piano.

Artists:
Label: Navona Records

2022

Cantata Collective vol. 1 Cantata Collective performs Bach cantatas vol. 1
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

The Cantata Collective performs J.S. Bach cantatas no. 84 and 199 with soprano Sherezade Panthaki; cantata no. 170 with alto Reginald Mobley and duet "Wir Eilen" from cantata BWV 78. More information

Composers:
Label: Centaur Records
Catalog Number:
CRC 3930
"The vocal blend from [Sherezade] Panthaki and [Reginald] Mobley is nothing short of astounding."

2021

Armenian Songs for Children Armenian Songs for Children
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Armenian Songs for Children, with Isabel Byarakdarian, soprano; Ellie Choate, harp; Ray Furuta, flute and Ruben Harutyunyan, duduk. Selections are by Komitas Vartabed (Soghomon Soghomonian) and his students Mihran Tumajan and Parsegh Ganachian. Arrangements are by Artur Avanesov, John Hodian, Isabel Bayrakdarian and Ellie Choate.

Label: Avie Records
Catalog Number:
AV2449
"...the recorded sound is natural and well balanced..."
– Henry Fogel, Fanfare Magazine September/October 2022

2020

Soli Deo Gloria Soli Deo Gloria - Bach Transcriptions for Trumpet and Organ
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Andrew Balio, trumpet and Bruce Bengtson, organ perform the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The 2-disc set opens with "Abblassen, from the painting of Gottfried Reiche by Hausmann" (a fanfare by Gottfried Reiche, Bach's trumpeter). This follows with Mr. Balio's transcriptions of Bach's sonatas BWV 1014, 1018, 1030b, 1031 and 1032 are interspersed with chorale preludes BWV 161, 601, 608, 609, 610, 614, 621, 622, 625, 632, 637, 638, 639, 641, 642, 644, 650, 655, 659, 721, 727 and 992. Mr. Balio performs on trumpet, piccolo trumpet and flugelhorn; Mr. Bengston on the Fritts Organ at Reyes Organ and Choral Hall, Notre Dame University.

Composers:
Label: Delos Music Productions
Catalog Number:
DE3560
"Balio...and Bengston...achieve a stunning clarity of line, wide variety of colour and a sense of the right tempo that is complemented by the dynamic sheen and spaciousness of the audiophile recording."
Dream Drapery Dream Drapery
Engineered, Mastered

Galax Quartet with Karen Clark, contralto performing John Cage "Five", Fred Frith "For No One", Mark Mellits "Quartet no. 2", Joseph Schwantner "Dream Drapery – Thoreau Songs", and two pieces by Roy Whelden ("Prelude and Divisions on Lennon/McCartney 'She's So Heavy' and 'Hay for the Horses'").

Label: Music & Arts
Catalog Number:
CD-1297
"The recording, made in Berkeley, California, is fabulously vibrant, allowing the natural electricity of the performances to reveal itself through the music itself. This is fascinating repertoire, performed, recorded, and presented to the highest possible standards."
– Colin Clarke, Fanfare, Jan/Feb 2021
"Dream Drapery by the Galax Quartet and contralto Karen R. Clark is a bold and beautiful recording...the Galax Quartet and Karen R. Clark are locked sonically in a loving embrace."
– Hank Dutt, violist of the Kronos Quartet
The Listeners The Listeners
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Word premiere.

Composers:
Label: Philharmonia Baroque Productions
Catalog Number:
PBP012
"...la iglesia de Berkeley donde se origina la espléndida toma en vivo. (...the church in Berkeley where the splendid live recording originates.)"
Brillance Indéniable: The Virtuoso Violin in the Court of Louis XV Brilliance Indéniable: Virtuoso Violin in the Court of Louis XV
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Alana Youssefian, violin, joined by violinist Stephen Goist, cellist Matt Zucker and harpsichordist Michael Sponseller.

Label: Avie Records
Catalog Number:
AV2412
"The resonant church acoustic and clear, natural recording serve these players well in terms of blend and balance."
Handel Arias with Avery Amereau Handel Arias with Avery Amereau
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Contralto Avery Amereau performs Handel opera arias with Nicholas McGegan OBE and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.

Composers:
Label: Philharmonia Baroque Productions
Catalog Number:
PBP013
"Editor's Choice, September 2020"
"It gets the well-balanced recorded sound that it deserves."
"...the recorded sound lets the listener enjoy the interplay of Handel's writing, savor instruments doubling the voice, or zero in on an instrumental line inside the mix"

2019

Mass Transmission Mass Transmission
Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Edited, Mastered

Cappella SF performing works of Mason Bates: "Sirens", six songs for mixed chorus and "Mass Transmission", with Isabelle Demers, organ and Mason Bates, electronica. Mason will add a specially-composed electronica work to go between the two song cycles.

Spatial audio mixed by David v.R. Bowles and authored by McKay Garner.

Composers:
Label: Delos Music Productions
Catalog Number:
DE 3573
"A critically important voice in the chorus of artists whose contributions fostered the success of Mass Transmission is that of recording engineer David v.R. Bowles...True to his reputation, Bowles achieves this spectacularly on Mass Transmission."
Joseph & His Brethren Joseph and his Brethren
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale return to the Scoring Stage of Skywalker Sound to record Handel's rarely heard oratorio "Joseph and his Brethren". Vocal soloists are Diana Moore (Joseph), Sherezade Panthaki (Asenath), Nicholas Phan (Simeon and Judah), Philip Cutlip (Pharaoh), Abigail Levis (Phanor) and Gabrielle Haigh (Benjamin).

Composers:
Label: Philharmonia Baroque Productions
Catalog Number:
PBP011
"The recording, engineered, as usual, by David v.R. Bowles of Swineshead Productions, is clear and well-balanced."
"The recorded sound is clear and well-balanced."
"On the new recording, the engineers have provided a much more intimate acoustic. It provides clarity and detail for all of the soloists and the orchestra. The chorus gains particularly because the listener can enjoy the wonderful diction of the Philharmonia Baroque Chorale. The new recording is definitely preferable in terms of the sound quality."

2018

Le Temple de la Gloire La Temple de la Gloire
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Live staged recording of the first modern-day performances of Rameau's original 1745 version of this opéra-ballet. Performed by soloists Gabrielle Philiponet, Chantal Santon-Jeffery and Camille Ortiz-Lafont, soprano; Artavazd Sargsyan and Aaron Sheehan, haute-contre; Philippe-Nicolas Martin and Marc Labonnette, baritone; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale (Nicholas McGegan, music director).

Label: Philharmonia Baroque Productions
Catalog Number:
PBP10
"A new recording captured live in the inhospitable confines of UC Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall on the orchestra's own recording label...David v.R. Bowles's production and engineering is spacious, allowing this large work to sound full but not boomy, and with less loss of clarity than a listener in the actual theater would have experienced."
Timeless Timeless
Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Edited, Mastered

Cappella SF performing works of von Bingen, de Machaut, Isaac, Gesualdo, Schütz, Rheinberger, Britten, Pärt, Ticheli, Bates, Gjeilo, Whitacre, a Shaker song and a Russian carol.

Spatial audio mixed by David v.R. Bowles and authored by McKay Garner.

Artists:
Label: Delos Music Productions
Catalog Number:
DE 3553
"Cappella SF's impeccable musicianship is presented in the best possible sound. Captured...by David v.R. Bowles of Swineshead Productions, the blend of direct sound and natural resonance strikes me as ideal...Bowles and [executive producer Carol] Rosenberger deserve kudos for the naturalism of the results."

2017

Poldowski Art Songs Poldowski Art Songs
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Songs from Irène Régine Wieniawska also known as Lady Dean Paul but mostly as "Poldowski", performed by Angelique Zuluaga, soprano and Gwendolyn Mok, piano.

Label: Delos Music Productions
Catalog Number:
DE 3538
"the recorded sound is well balanced and warm"
– Henry Vogel, Fanfare Magazine
"The recording is first class"

2016

Mother of Light Mother of Light
Co-Produced, Engineered, Mastered

Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano performing Armenian hymns to the virgin Mary. Backed by the Coro Vox Aeterna (Dr. Anna Hamre, conductor), cellist Ani Aznavoorian, vocalists (Siroun Kojakian and Marie-Jean Zaatar, and percussionist Dr. Ishkhan Bayrakdarian, these compelling arrangements by Serouj Kradjian will transport the listener into a sacred space.

Label: Delos Music Productions
Catalog Number:
DE3521
"The usual superb quality of Delos recordings only enhances the beauty of the experience."
"Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral, 2018"
Six Concierti for Two Keyboards Six Concierti for Two Keyboards
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Performed by Philippe Leroy and Jory Vinikour, harpsichordists.

Composers:
Label: Delos Music Productions
Catalog Number:
DE 3491
"This music is not unknown, but hearing this disc, in the context of which producer and recording engineer David Bowles centers the music in an acoustical space of stunning, almost clinical clarity, may prompt the listener to believe that this is his first contact with these Concerti."
"The enjoyment of the players on this recording is both evident and infectious, with the stereo separation just right for enabling the ear to pick out the musical compliment-sharing."
Facing West Facing West
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Cappella SF, Ragnar Bohlin, music director.

Label: Delos Music Productions
Catalog Number:
DE 3524
"The choral writing, and indeed the realization in this performance, is deeply set and richly toned. The excellent recording captures the Capella SF's sound to perfection. This is a tremendous disc, effectively a celebration of great poetry in song. Recommended."
– Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine
La Gloria di Primavera La Gloria di Primavera
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

This serenata was performed once and then shelved - for 300 years! Nicholas McGegan OBE directs Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and members of the Philharmonia Chorale; soloists are mezzo-soprano Diana Moore (Primavera), soprano Suzana Ograjenšek (Estate), counterenor Clint van der Linde (Autunno), Tenor Nicholas Phan (Inverno) and baritone Douglas Williams (Giove). 

Also available as Pure Audio Blu-Ray with 24/192 DTS-HD surround and PCM stereo mixes.

Label: Philharmonia Baroque Productions
Catalog Number:
PBP09
"Die in absoluter high definition, 5 channel surround Technik realisierte Einspielung spielt alle akustischen Stückerln...Mit dieser Aufnahme holen Sie sich ein Stück herzerwärmenden Frühling ins Wohnzimmer. (The recording, realized in absolute high definition, 5 channel surround technology, plays all acoustic pieces ... With this recording you bring a piece of heartwarming spring into your living room.)"
"High production values – full texts (and translation), and superlative sound – complete the picture. A feather in the cap of all concerned..."
– Christopher Brodersen, Fanfare Magazine
"However, there is nothing stingy about the sound or performances; superb 5.1 surround with excellent depth and breadth."
"Editor's Choice"

2015

Light of Gold Light of Gold: a Capella SF Christmas
Produced, Engineered, Mixed, Edited, Mastered

Cappella SF, Ragnar Bohlin, music director.

Spatial audio mixed by David v.R. Bowles and authored by McKay Garner.

Label: Delos Music Productions
Catalog Number:
DE 3485

2014

Haydn 57, 67 and 68 Haydn Symphonies no. 57, 67 and 68
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Nicholas McGegan OBE with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.

Label: Philharmonia Baroque Productions
Catalog Number:
PBP08
"The live sonics, a touch close and maybe very slightly edgy, actually suit the boldness and panache of the music. Haydn lovers rejoice."
"Fortunately, this is one of the better live recordings I've heard, almost making that 2% you could say...It's miked fairly close, as we might expect of a live recording, yet it still shows a good deal of air and space around the ensemble, as well as displaying a fine sense of depth and dimensionality."
"...these inscriptions – engineered and edited by David V.R. Bowles – capture the incisive clarity of Haydn's often audacious symphonic inventions."
The Wandering Shades The Wandering Shades - The Final Keyboard Works of François Couperin
Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Katherine Roberts Perl, harpsichordist.

Label: Music & Arts
Catalog Number:
CD-1284
"It never sounds in the least congested, but floats up as if on warm California air currents..."
– Andrew Parker, International Record Review, March 2015

2013

Beethoven Symphonies no. 4 and 7 Beethoven Symphonies no. 4 and 7
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra conducted by Nicholas McGegan OBE.

Label: Philharmonia Baroque Productions
Catalog Number:
PBP-06
"The sound engineering in both symphonies is excellent."
– Dave Saemann, Fanfare Magazine, November 2013

2012

Brahms Two Serenades Two serenades by Brahms
Produced, Engineered, Edited, Mastered

Johannes Brahms - Two serenades for small orchestra, Op. 16 in A major and Op. 11 in D major, performed by Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan OBE, Music Director. These early works of Brahms are multi-faceted and exhibit the sunny side of the young composer's nature, dating from 1859 and 1857 respectively.

Composers:
Label: Philharmonia Baroque Productions
Catalog Number:
PBP-05
"..the sound is warm and accommodating, not at all bright or excessively reflective, making for an easygoing listening experience."
"...a recording of great sound quality despite 'live' recording conditions...the present recording is superior in every way, not least in the immediacy of the sound. Church sanctuaries can be tremendously difficult recording venues, but every challenge is met and conquered in this recording."