Originally posted by mike harper:
for years i have always taken for granted
what goes into making a great classical recording/performance.
attending concerts and not having a clue as to what goes into the artchitecture of the hall. this all changed when i got into VSL (and soon EWSL)
recently i saw the atlanta symphony orchestra perform the \"rite of spring\" at the WOODRUFF ARTS CENTER .
the perfomance, of course blew me away. what i found most fasicnating was that at certain tutti moments its was like to whole room was \"resonating\" its hard to describe but i think thats the best word. the sound has very
spacious and much louder then i expected the recording i am use to is a 1977 karajan recording with the berlin philharmonic.(remastered) which sounds very \"tight\" to me.( i think it was done in a studio).
another thing was that i heard everything with great clarity.
after this performance i began to ask myself.
what makes a great sounding hall?
what goes into the design of a great hall?
what do engineering gurus like dr. johnson look for in a hall?
since we can\'t know where the EWQL libray was recorded. we do know it ws done at the second choice . so what was their 1st choice?
does any one know any light or introductory reading and any of this?
your thoughts on this?