[ Post a Response | The MusicWeb Message Board ]
CELEBRATING 43,000 Classical CD reviews on-line (Sept 2016); 21,000 page views each day.
Return to MusicWeb International
Re: Sibelius Vanska symphonies
Posted by Robert von Bahr on August 10, 2011, 4:37 am, in reply to "Sibelius Vanska symphonies"
Message modified by board administrator August 10, 2011, 1:55 pm
Thank you, Mr. Geitz, for your nice words. This ties in somewhat with another question on this board - that about original dynamics and recording level. Osmo Vänskä does indeed employ huge dynamics - his pianissimi are sometimes hardly audible - and, so, the dynamics of his recordings is HUGE. If listened to at normal level settings, his recordings will sound weak and, depending upon the equipment, somewhat wanting in the nether regions.
The remedy is simple: crank up the volume, and everything falls into place.
This very discussion has been rampant on other sites as well, and my "trick" above seems to have worked for most.
Do try it, and, again, thanks for your nice words.
Thank you for taking part in the MusicWeb International Forum.
Len Mullenger - Founder of MusicWeb