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Classical Music Hyper Production and Practice As Research

How can producers and engineers contribute to the creative potential of recording classical music?

Illusion or Reality in Classical Recording

Recording engineers discover quickly in their studio work that what a microphone 'hears' is quite different from what is captured by our own hearing system. As a result we often must use more than two microphones to realize a classical performance in an audio recording -- even when our goal is to recreate a realistic soundscape of the original perf...
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Alfred Brendel

Martha de Francisco just posted a link on Facebook to this interview with Alfred Brendel where he talks a little about recording to promote a new box set of his Phillips recordings. One of the interesting things he says is the benefit of digital recording being that the edits are done during the session and are therefore part of the performance pro...
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