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Discussion: Bach: Sonatas & Partitas - Julia Fischer

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Post by fotodan August 9, 2005 (1 of 31)
Can someone describe the contents of the DVD disc that accompanies this release? Specifically, does it show clips from the actual recording session -- even briefly? Can one get a sense of the room, mic placement, etc.?

Post by zeus August 9, 2005 (2 of 31)
fotodan said:

Can someone describe the contents of the DVD disc that accompanies this release? Specifically, does it show clips from the actual recording session -- even briefly? Can one get a sense of the room, mic placement, etc.?

There's two short clips and a short interview. You can't really tell mic placement. Worth watching to get a feel for the musician and personality behind the recording.

Post by zeus August 12, 2005 (3 of 31)
Polyhymnia's Jean-Marie Geijsen kindly sent me these images of the mic placement:

"As you can see from the pictures, we had two separate mic set ups. One for stereo and one for surround. Looking at the picture with the 3 mic close together, the middle one is the center mic for the surround set up. The two DPA 4006 micís are for the stereo. When looking at the 5 front micís, the outer left and right are for surround again. The surrounds are behind the front micís about 5 meters apart and 5 meters high. All microphones are omnidirectional micís."

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Post by mdt August 13, 2005 (7 of 31)
zeus said:

Polyhymnia's Jean-Marie Geijsen kindly sent me these images of the mic placement:

"As you can see from the pictures, we had two separate mic set ups. One for stereo and one for surround. Looking at the picture with the 3 mic close together, the middle one is the center mic for the surround set up. The two DPA 4006 micís are for the stereo. When looking at the 5 front micís, the outer left and right are for surround again. The surrounds are behind the front micís about 5 meters apart and 5 meters high. All microphones are omnidirectional micís."

Very interesting.
I hope others also take the care to use independent set ups for stereo and surround, instead of going the easy way of simply using FL an FR of the surround for stereo, possibly in aditon splitting the Center between stereo L and R. I'm sure the resulting stereo would suffer compared to Polyhymnia's approach of using a dedicated stereo set up, nice to see them do this alltough they are such strong promoters of surround sound, i very much appreciate it, having a stereo only player.

Post by fotodan August 13, 2005 (8 of 31)
Thank you, gentlemen, for these photographs of the mic set-up for the Fischer recording. I, for one, can't get enough of this kind of background information. It's fun visualizing Fischer standing in that setting and playing Bach -- makes listening to the recording just that much more special.

Post by Windsurfer October 29, 2005 (9 of 31)
Here I just want to say that while I appreciate the scholarly analysis ramesh did in his review of these discs, that I also have the Shumsky recording and recordings not of the complete unacompanied works but of some of them. I am going to contribute a not-so-scholarly thought here. My other discs are by Hahn and Mullova.

In order, Fischer, Hahn, Mullova are the ones I want to listen to. Actually give Fischer a 15, Hahn a 7, Mullova a 6 and Shumsky a 4. There may be many reasons for this, not the least the superior sound reproduction of the Pentatone. This recording should be a mandatory lesson for everyone else. This, folks, is the right way to do it.

I want to listen to these discs over and over. All the others, I listened to once or twice, Hahns a little more than that, But Fischer's I just can't seem to stop playing....it is so uniformly beautiful!

Post by tailspn October 29, 2005 (10 of 31)
As an aside, Julia Fischer appeared with the Boston Symphony last week performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto. At an open rehearsal, usually a tough crowd, she received an unprecedented immediate standing ovation at its completion. And I missed it!

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