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Welcome to Wikipedia's Record production portal! Our focus is on music production within the era of written record; through sound recording, digital downloads, and beyond. Our scope entails articles which document considerations, and mechanisms used by, and consistent with, the purview of the production element.

As an art form, Music predates transcription; and simultaneously transcends descriptive limitations. As an industry, music has demonstrated consistent viability over time. The record producer conjoins these potential, and serves as a broker; to bridge the demand their aspirations spawn; with supply and satisfaction.

The results are measurable; and attributable. They are born of sweat and derive from effort, and application of craft! These; to a manifestation; of the art; in form!

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The Bartered Bride (Czech: Prodaná nevěsta, The Sold Bride) is a comic opera in three acts by the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana, to a libretto by Karel Sabina. The work is generally regarded as a major contribution towards the development of Czech music. It was composed during the period 1863 to 1866, and first performed at the Provisional Theatre, Prague, on 30 May 1866 in a two-act format with spoken dialogue.

Set in a country village and with realistic characters, it tells the story of how, after a late surprise revelation, true love prevails over the combined efforts of ambitious parents and a scheming marriage broker.

The opera was not immediately successful, and was revised and extended in the following four years. In its final version, premiered in 1870, it rapidly gained popularity and eventually became a worldwide success.

Czech national opera until this time had been represented only by minor, rarely performed works. This opera, Smetana's second, was part of his quest to create a truly Czech operatic genre. Smetana's musical treatment made considerable use of traditional Bohemian dance forms such as the polka and furiant, and although he largely avoided the direct quotation of folksong he nevertheless created music considered by Czechs to be quintessentially Czech in spirit.

The overture, often played as a concert piece independently from the opera, was, unusually, composed before almost any of the other music had been written.

After a performance at the Vienna Music and Theatre Exhibition of 1892, the opera achieved international recognition. It was performed in Chicago in 1893, London in 1895 and reached New York in 1909, subsequently becoming the first, and for many years the only, Czech opera in the general repertory.

Many of these early international performances were in German, under the title Die verkaufte Braut, and the German-language version continues to be played and recorded. A German film of the opera was made in 1932 by Max Ophüls. (more...)

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Music notables celebrating birthdays today

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Birthdays in Music: September 23

  • Don Grolnick (Record production, 1947 –June 01, 1996), American pianist, would have turned 71 this year.
  • Roy Buchanan (Record production, 1939 –August 14, 1988), American blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter; pioneer of the Fender Telecaster sound, would have turned 79 this year.
  • Ray Charles (Record production, 1930 –June 10, 2004), American pianist, singer, and songwriter, would have turned 88 this year.
  • John Coltrane (Record production, 1926 –July 17, 1967), American tenor saxophonist, would have turned 92 this year.
  • George Matthews (Record production, 1912 –June 28, 1982), Dominican trombonist, would have turned 106 this year.
  • Bardu Ali (Record production, 1910 –October 29, 1981), American bandleader and vocalist, would have turned 108 this year.
  • Albert Ammons (Record production, 1907 –December 02, 1949), American boogie-woogie pianist, would have turned 111 this year.
  • Tiny Bradshaw (Record production, 1905 –November 26, 1958), American rhythm and blues bandleader and drummer, would have turned 113 this year.
  • John Avery Lomax (Record production, 1867 –January 26, 1948), American musicologist and music critic, would have turned 151 this year.

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The following list reflects the recent deaths of persons notable in the field of music and music production:

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