Off topic, on Cleveland
Originally Posted by mbhaub
Yes, that's an earlier recording of a performance, but it was not recorded for public sale, but for the orchestra's archives. It wasn't until much later that they were able to finally get it out. The Flipse was made for sale.
I've read posts where you've commented on the Cleveland Orchestra. Do you happen to know anything about the Masonic Hall? Beside the Cleveland Orchestra being very good, as you have stated, I've commented that I really like the acoustics of recordings at the Masonic Hall. I seen stunning photos of Severance Hall. However, except for a couple of early recordings, Pierre Boulez conducts his recordings in Cleveland at the Masonic. The recordings I have in mind that have this warm acoustical sound are: Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique
; Messiaen, La Ville d'en haut
; Debussy, Images pour orchestre
; and Mahler, Symphonie No. 4
. Other people may think the sound has too much reverberation or echo, but I think it adds a wonderful realism to the sound. Thanks for any info.