First movement, as heard in the hall . . .

I’ve now have the CD of the broadcast version of the Shostakovich. I’m working on converting the files. Meanwhile, here’s a different recording of the first movement, from the dress rehearsal. This was recorded on a Sony MP3 recorder and a prety good stereo mic out in the middle of the auditorium, about 2/3 of the way back from the stage. I set the mic at about “ear level,” because I wanted to hear the actual balance. The broadcast recording used a spot mic on the cello solo.

I’m playing a Luis and Clark carbon fiber cello here. As you can tell from this recording, it packs quite a punch and carries well in the hall.

Click here to listen or download the file. It’s also available on my recordings page, where I’ll post the entire concerto soon.

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