On 19/03/2014, Tom Fine wrote:
> I can't over-emphasize how much the Mercury crew liked Cass. The word
> I always got when people were remembering back was that Cass was equal
> to the Eastman Theater in Rochester -- a place where they could walk
> in and listen for a few minutes and know exactly where to put the
> mics, and be assured of a good recording. Watford, near London, was
> like that, but with the orchestra out on the floor so there was
> uniform reverberation all around it. In Rochester and Cass, they could
> set the orchestra up almost like in performance and then rope up the
> mics and go.
Kingsway Hall was even better than Watford. Many of the best UK
orchestral recordings were made there.
I have heard good recordings made in the Snape Maltings but it is so out
of the way that it is seldom used.
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