User Details - auld fellow

  Robert Auld
  Audio engineer/sound designer. Occasional contributor to Recording magazine.
  New York City

Found: 4

Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Rubinstein        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  November 18, 2007

Just to add to ramesh's very thorough review, the deep rumbles he hears in the Carnegie Hall recording are probably subway trains passing underneath. Before Carnegie Hall was remodeled, it was quite possible to both hear and feel the passage of those trains when actually in the hall.
Live in Tokyo 1970 - Szell      (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
  November 5, 2006

These are live performance recordings, a situation which often leads to compromise in sonics. However, this 1970 performance still sounds very good, with only a bit of tape hiss and good balances. Szell had recorded the Sibelius 2nd Symphony before, with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orch., back in ... more
Dvorak: Symphony Nos. 8, 9 - Cleveland Orchestra/Szell      (6 of 10 found this review helpful)
  July 9, 2006

I just wish to correct a detail in the review that was originally posted here. These recordings date from 1958 and 1959. At that time, Columbia would have been using, at most, three-track recorders. 16 track machines were not available until about 1969! I have not heard this particular ... more
Stravinsky: Firebird etc. - Atlanta Symphony Orchestra/Shaw        (11 of 12 found this review helpful)
  May 21, 2006

This was the first recording that Telarc made with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Robert Shaw. The recording setup was very simple: engineer Jack Renner used 3 Schoeps omnidirectional microphones, mixed to 2 tracks through a Studer portable mixer and sent to a Soundstream digital PCM recorder. ... more

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Discussion: Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 - Szell
January 21, 2008
SnaggS, in his review, does not make clear which of the two symphonies on this disc he is referring to. Quite confusing. ... more