Death of an EMI legendNews
We are informed that the veteran producer Brian Culverhouse died on Sunday at home aged 93, after
a prolonged dementia.
Brian joined the International Artists Department of EMI in November 1949. He produced numerous recordings with George Weldon, Sir Charles Mackerras, Dame Myra Hess and Nicolai Malko.
On becoming the Classical Producer for EMI UK in September 1963 he worked with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Louis Frémaux, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under Constantin Silvestri, the Scottish National Orchestra under Sir Alexander Gibson and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Charles Groves. He also created and supervised the 19 LPS which comprised the “Great Cathedral Organ” series and the 5 discs which were made of the “Treasury of English Church Music”. He enjoyed a harmonious relationship with Lt.-Col. Vivian Dunn and the Band of the Royal Marines School of Music
Leaving EMI in December 1971 he formed Brian Culverhouse Productions and worked for various labels: Chandos, RCA, Classics for Pleasure, EMI Classics, Decca, DG, Contour, Chalfont, Nimbus, Unicorn-Kanchana and ASV. He retired in 2003.