John Mauceri, New Patron of Toccata Classics

John Mauceri

John Mauceri, new patron of Toccata Classics

We are delighted to announce that Toccata Classics has a new patron, the distinguished American conductor John Mauceri. He joins a panel of esteemed names: the musicians Vladimir Ashkenazy, Osmo Vänskä and Maxim Vengerov and the former Lord Mayor of the City of London, Sir Roger Gifford. John’s recording of the complete original incidental music Korngold composed for Much Ado about Nothing (TOCC 0160) is already one of the gems of the Toccata Classics and he joins the roster of Toccata Classics patrons just ahead of the release of what promises to be another major recording, Music for Alfred Hitchcock (TOCC 0241), featuring music by Bernard Herrmann, Franz Waxman, Dmitri Tiomkin and Arthur Benjamin, some of the music in first recordings of editions prepared by John Mauceri himself, recorded in spectacular sound at two live concerts in Copenhagen 2012; the encore comes from the end-credits from Danny Elfman’s score to Gus van Sant’s 1998 Hitchcock. Naturally, we hope for many more collaborations.