If recording Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 was not already a once in a lifetime event, doing so with the Utah Symphony orchestra and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at the historic Salt Lake Tabernacle in Salt Lake City certainly was.
Balancing and keeping the perspective of Mahler’s vast and ingenious score, utilizing forces from the smallest chamber music settings to grandiose choral scenes with antiphonal brass, truly presented a unique challenge for the recording. The Salt Lake Tabernacle however provided an ideally suited acoustic environment for this endeavour.
As is the case for a lot of our orchestral recordings, we selected five DPA 4006 microphones as our main pick up, and as usual, the project was recorded and post produced on a Pyramix workstation from Merging Technologies.
We feel honored and grateful to have been part of this project. We hope you will enjoy listening to this recording as much as we enjoyed making it!
– Dirk Sobotka, Recording Producer
– John Newton, Recording Engineer
– Mark Donahue, Mixing and Mastering