Classics of the Phonograph

Great concert halls

RBO Sinfonia en KCOV Excelsior Amsterdam

RBO Sinfonia en KCOV Excelsior Amsterdam By Ad Murck - Own work, Public Domain,

An important element in recording a symphony orchestra is the acoustic space in which the sound is captured. Beginning around 1930, orchestras began to be recorded in concert halls, rather than studios, and some older concert halls, notably in Amsterdam, Vienna, and Boston, became famous for their distinctive acoustics. Other halls, however, have become notorious for their sound problems.

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will sample some famous concert halls.