The LA Times reports that Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel has extended his contract with the orchestra.
The NY Times’ ever-vigilant Daniel Wakin has the details. I can’t see the proliferation of theatercasting as anything but a good thing, despite the fact that multimiking gives you nothing resembling the acoustical experience of the “real thing”. On the other hand, if the engineering is half as good as the “forest of mikes” approach used for the video release of Dudamel’s debut as LA Phil music director on DG — which sounded like an old Decca Phase Four session done to astonishingly good effect — I may hav elittle to complain about.
My review is live on Classical Source, who evidently scooped even the NY Times.