I'm not referring to a MUSICAL perspective but rather the perspective of which position of the recording venue the engineers capture the sound from.
I would like to look at three positions: from the middle of the orchestra, from the conductor's podium and from the audience stalls. Each perspective has its merits and demerits. Listening to a recording as if you're near the instruments might mean a close balance that may be too close for some listeners. Likewise, the conductor's podium and the audience stalls might sound a little too muddled even though you can hear the orchestra as a unit and hear how each section relates to each other. Another issue relates to ambience in the sound (i.e. reverberation and natural acoustics of the hall).
It seems that there is hardly an ideal position to capture sound from a recorded performance. In ideal situations I would like a recording that can be clear and detailed, and yet well-balanced so that the instruments are not too close.
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