Originally Posted by Bunnyears
I have the cds of the Boehm Pollini Beethoven concertos and perhaps the variations in sound there can also be attributed to the editing back then as well. At one point in the Emperor it sounds as if they had moved the whole orchestra to another space! Maybe DG should bake those tapes as well.
Of course, with DG, that could just be them using too many microphones and editing together two takes with different mike setups. In that case, baking the tapes won't help!
Speaking of stuff like that, anyone else have the Abbado/Chicago Symphony Mahler 1st? If you listen closely to the opening of the third movement, after the opening bars, the positions/perspective of the double bass and timpani suddenly shift. Very distracting!