Recording the Classics: Maestros, Music, and Technology [1st ed]087338542X, 9780873385428

Author : James Jessen Badal
"""Description:""There is no doubt that this book will appeal to specialists, including conductors, recording enthusiasts, musicologists, and performers. It provides unique information about conductors' views regarding the artistic, procedural and commercial aspects of recording. Of greatest importance is the inclusion of 16 conductors who, while expressing varying viewpoints, are among the most important conductors of the past 15 years. James Badal's interview technique successfully leads the conversation into many important areas, but allows each conductor to engage in some exploration of issues unique to the individual's background, career, and areas of specialization."" --Wayne Gorder, Conductor and Associate Professor of Music, Kent State UniversityIn this collection of interviews with major orchestra conductors, James Badal explores the impact of recording technology on contemporary musical culture. Spanning more than a decade with masters such a Vladimir Ashkenazy, Christoph von Dohn?nyi, and Christopher Hogwood, these discussions offer valuable commentary on the digital revolution and subsequent compact disc explosion.One issue addressed in Recording the Classics is how recordings have significantly raised the general public's level of musical knowledge. Classical music discs provide both entertainment and education--the traditional, ideal vehicles for increasing the appreciation of great music among those who lack access to recital halls and opera houses. However, listening to music in private affords an essentially different experience that that of attending a live concert
Categories: Art Music: Guitar
Year :1996
Publisher : Kent State University Press
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 197
File Info : pdf 2 Mb