Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Behind the Scenes with Mark Stone: Delius Songbook Project




Banker Mark Stone Turns Baritone, Sets Up His Own Record Label: Interview

By Warwick Thompson
Nov 2, 2010


It’s a sad fact that classical recording contracts are as rare as shy sopranos or well-read tenors. Baritone and former accountant Mark Stone, passionate about English songs, isn’t fazed. He founded his own label.

Set up in 2008, Stone Records already has four well-received releases to its credit, and a fifth on the way....Fortunately, Stone has found many people willing to help him. For a forthcoming complete recording of songs by the English composer Frederick Delius (1862-1934), Stone has a benefactor in the U.S. businessman Michael Maglaras.

“I put out an appeal for help in the Delius Society’s journal, and Michael replied,” he says. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

Mark Stone and pianist Stephen Barlow at a recording session. For a forthcoming recording of the complete songs of Frederick Delius, Stone has found sponsorship from the American businessman Michael Maglaras. Photographer: Thomas Stone/Stone Records via Bloomberg