May 16, Wednesday, 19:30
The Recording Industry and Superstars
The twentieth century was a time when the music industry and superstars with huge fees who gave concerts around the world. Alexei Trifonov will talk about key strategies of recording companies in the field of classical music in the XX-XXI centuries. How does a studio recording differ from a concert recording? What do we hear when we listen to a record rather than a live performance?
Entrance is free, space is limited, please arrive early
Alexei Trifonov (b. 1976) is a historian, producer and journalist. Since 2006 he has taught at the Russian State Humanities University (as well as lectured at the Faculty of Journalism at Moscow State University and in the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music). He has produced the concerts of Theodore Currentzis and those of numerous Russian musicians, he publishes books and CDs and writes for such editions as Kommersant, Russian Journal, DesIllusionist.
1. Modest Mussorgky, russian composer, during his military service
2. Portrait of Johannes Brahms. Haydnhaus Wien Museum
3. Dmitri Shostakovich. Photograph
4. Gustav Mahler. Photograph