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Volker Straus

1936-2002 DE, Speyer

Volker Straus (b. July 5, 1936 in Speyer, Germany – d. April 21, 2002 in Bilthoven, Netherlands) was one of the foremost Tonmeisters of the twentieth century. He sound-engineered some 590 albums – the vast majority uncredited – during his remarkable career, for many of the great artists. His last recording before his retirement was of soprano Jessye Norman performing the opening song at the 1996 Olympics.Here are some memorable Volker Straus quotes on the art of being a professional tonmeister and an effective technical partner in recording great music:

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