The Angelicum in Milan

The Angelicum, constructed between 1939 and 1942, was an important cultural center in Milan. Designed by Giovanni Muzio and managed for many years by Father Enrico Zucca, the red brick structure was attached to a church and Franciscan monastery. The Angelicum Chamber Orchestra was organized in 1941, a recording studio began operation in 1948, and records were published by the house label Angelicum. A three-manual organ by Tamburini was installed below the auditorium stage in 1960. Many of János Sebestyén's recordings published by Vox, BAM, CBS, Ariston and Angelicum were made in the studio and auditorium, and all were engineered by Thomas Gallia.

The exterior photos of the Angelicum shown above were taken in May 2003. To the left is a poster for a 1971 recital by János Sebestyén.


János Sebestyén before the Angelicum entrance, 1968.

Thomas Gallia, conductor Aldo Ceccato and Paul Déry conversing outside the Angelicum, circa 1965.


The Angelicum logo in neon above the entrance.

Hungarian triumvirate: Thomas Gallia, Tibor Kelemen and Paul Déry, at play in the studio, 1968.


Further information can be found on the pages About This Site, Thomas Gallia and Discography • Part Two.

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