We’ve just received this press release from Garth Leerer of Musical Surroundings on analog solidarity with Ukraine during the Russian invasion:
From Musical Surroundings, March 3, 2022:
Analog Solidarity with Ukraine
In a show of support for the Ukrainian people and in condemnation of Vladimir Putin’s aggression and warmongering, Musical Surroundings has suspended sales of Anna Netrebko vinyl album re-issues in the US.
Ms. Netrebko, Russian soprano and opera diva with ties to Putin, had engagements at the Bavarian State Opera cancelled and pulled out of the Zurich Opera. The superstar Russian soprano will not
appear at New York’s Metropolitan Opera for the next two seasons as she has remained silent on Putin, who she has endorsed in the past.
Erik Smith, pictured in Musical Surroundings’ recently completed sound studio, holds two Netrbeko albums that will no longer be sold.
Quoting the Ukranian Ambassador to the U.N. Security Council, who himself quoted another well known musical artist, and echoed throughout the globe, “Give peace a chance.”
For more information, contact Garth Leerer at firstname.lastname@example.org