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Thanks Don! That article is interesting. Good for the files. Much appreciated.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Don Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 5:27 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Bruno Walter - Columbia Symphony stereo-era recording details


> On 31/03/2011, Tom Fine wrote:
> 
>> How many mics for a typical orchestral recording out in Hollywood?
>> Where would they put them. One thing I notice consistently is that
>> there's too much bow-and-string for the cellos and basses, like
>> there's a mic too close in there. But not a bad balance most of the
>> time and sometimes I can't believe that's a "pick-up band" playing.
>> Why did they have Walter and Szell covering so much same and similar
>> material in such close chronological proximity?
>> 
> Although it was a "pickup band", I believe the orchestra had much the
> same personnel throughout the years Bruno Walter was recording.
> 
> There is an article by John McLure here:
> 
> ww.gramophone.net/Issue/Page/April 1962/28/771691/THE+MAKING+OF+A+LEGACY
> 
> giving some details.
> 
> Regards
> -- 
> Don Cox
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