EARLY RECORDINGS, EXPERT PERFORMERSEvent Details7 p.m.: Pre-concert talk by Joseph Horowitz: “The Block Cylinders – Lessons in Interpretation from Tchaikovsky’s Russia”
8 p.m.: Recital, with piano performers Vakhtang Kodanashvili and Edisher Savitski, and host Joseph Horowitz
The presentation and recital complement the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s two-week Tchaikovsky festival. Recitals also are scheduled at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University.
At Cal U, festival organizer Joseph Horowitz will present a special pre-concert talk at 7 p.m.
“The Block Cylinders — Lessons in Interpretation from Tchaikovsky’s Russia,” focuses on some of the earliest music recording technology, from the late 1800s. These recordings, created by Julius Block, allow modern audiences to hear not only Tchaikovsky’s music, but also the composer’s voice.
Admission is free, and seating is limited. Visitor parking is available in the Vulcan Garage, off Third Street near the campus entrance.