In an earlier entry, John Cadd commented: “The tone of each violin is unique to that instrument. A single note on a good violin can be like a human voice. The character is built in.”
The thread changed to recordings of violins.
Is it reasonable for we who play violins to expect recordings ever to be better than good? In each decade, as technology has improved, violin recordings have become better. But compared to live listening, I don’t believe that recordings will ever be better than good.
What can you hear in live listening that is missing from recordings?
What would you ask a recording engineer set as goals in creating a new violin or orchestral recording?
What are the functions of a violin recording?
ABL (aka the Mezzofiddler)
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