Moscow demolishes its Abbey Road studios

Moscow demolishes its Abbey Road studios


norman lebrecht

August 17, 2018

The studio complex on Malaya Nikitskaya Street – Kachalova Street until 1993 – has been Moscow’s premier recording centre since the 1930s. Mosfilm used it for soundtracks and both DG and Philips made legendary albums on its premises.

The building is to be vacated of all its recording and broadcast equipment by August 25.

More here.


  • Mark says:

    It’s not being demolished, the building will no longer function as a recording complex and will be transferred to the publishing house “Izvestia”

  • NN says:

    DG always recorded in the Great Hall of the State Conservatory, because of the great natural acoustics (recording studios don’t have those qualities). The stage of the hall is shown on the “Horowitz in Moscow” album.