Why don’t audiophiles care about recordings?

January 2, 2019
 by Paul McGowan

3 comments on “Why don’t audiophiles care about recordings?”

  1. A very good recordings are Leander van der Steen’s Christmas pieces “Light in the darkness” and the most recent “God’s promise fulfilled in glory”. Leander is the composer, director, pianist and sound engineer. Huge organ, orchestra and 250 choir voices in the beautiful accustic “Grote Kerk“ of Apeldoorn, and live performed in front of audience in the “Koncert Gebouw“ of Amsterdam. After working for 2 years on a 1 1/2 hour masterpiece, Leander made sure it sounded on CD as good as live. Want dynamics, drama, glory and excitement? Here you go. On the contrary a good synthetic piece of music, Yello “The Race” and “Another Race”.

  2. Why Oh why is this completely erroneous assumption stated and re-stated , time after time . Classical is not synonymous with quality . Not even close . For me , many , perhaps most , classical recordings are best suited for background music – – so uninvolving that they can be played while I’m engaged in something else .

  3. I read the short introduction to the video and after a while not watching those I had to watch it because I couldn’t believe those last words come from Paul..and they didn’t…in the way the provocate. No, listening to non classical music doesn’t mean listening to non quality…and Paul didn’t mean it like that but just repeated words of the person asking today’s topic, so my world was ok again 😉

    By the way Paul, the synth piece you mean was the famous Yello track Planet Dada I guess.

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