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Classical Archives interviews Klaus Heymann

February 23, 2012

Klaus Heymann

On Monday, January 16, 2012, Classical Archives Artistic Director Nolan Gasser spoke with innovative record executive Klaus Heymann—founder and CEO of Naxos Records, which this year proudly celebrates its 25th anniversary. In this engaging and edifying interview, Mr. Heymann takes us through the fascinating history of Naxos, from its 1987 origins as an experimental budget label to one of the most powerful classical music operations in the world—with a multitude of interconnected businesses: record label, physical and digital distributor, video and book publisher, educational resource, online library, etc. The two also discuss the vital artistic and business role played by Mr. Heymann’s wife, violinist Takako Nishizaki; Mr. Heymann’s knack for anticipating shifts in the music industry; the distinctive Naxos approach to artists and repertory; the various plans to celebrate this anniversary year; and much more. Continue reading

Source: Classical Archives, 21 February 2012


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