There might be some info on Heifetz's recording techniques in Charles
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
On 1/12/2011 1:58 PM, Pekka Gronow wrote:
> I have a student who is a trained classical violinist. He is
> interested in historical playing styles and wants to reconstruct the
> way the recordings of famous classical violinists were made in the
> 1920s and 1930s (studio conditions, mikes, etc). Why, for instance, do
> the recordings of Heifetz often sound different to other contemporary
> violinists? Did he play closer to the mike, or use different mikes?
> The question is not how the various violinists played, but how they
> were recorded in the era of electrically recorded 78s.
> Is there any literature on this topic? Any suggestions or leads? Other
> lists I should turn to?
> Pekka Gronow
> Dept of music, University of Helsinki