I don't know what it's like in the rest of the country, but the sound on the PBS broadcast of the New York Phil's opening concert here is awful--it's weak and full of pops.
On first hearing, Magnus Lindberg's EXPO does what its composer says it's meant to do--shows off the orchestra and set the stage for the remainder of a concert and a season.
The sound is okay on my local PBS affiliate; wish I had a theater system, though, because it's pretty flat on my TV.ReplyDelete
I thought the Lindberg okay at best, the Messiaen really good (Fleming sang instead of cooing!), and so far the Berlioz is nothin' special.