Electronic Maestros

On and Off the Record: A Memoir of Walter Legge

by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Putting the Record Straight

by John Culshaw
The legend “Produced by X” began to appear regularly on classical recordings only around 1960, though of course the function it denotes had existed long before and was performed anonymously by people called “recording director” or “artist and repertoire man” (“A&R” for short). Under whatever title, the producer supervised the …