SC Philharmonic – Rogers Double Concerto

November 13, 2010

Commissioned by the South Carolina Philharmonic, John Fitz Rogers’ Double Concerto was composed for the piano duo of Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers.

Recording a double piano concerto is a difficult task with many unique challenges. Since the pianos nestle together, there is very little physical room to place microphone stands. Also, the outer piano has the lid removed, so it projects much differently from the inner piano.

Performers

  • South Carolina Philharmonic
  • Morihiko Nakahara, conductor
  • Joseph Rackers & Marina Lomazov, pianists

Recording setup

Instrument Mic Technique Microphones Pattern
Orchestra Spaced AB Pair DPA 4090 Omni
Woodwinds Audix MicroBoom MB1290HC Hypercardioid
Pianos (both) Spaced AB Pair DPA 4090 Omni
Piano 1 Neumann KM-184 Cardioid
Piano 2 Neumann KM-184 Cardioid

Trinity Cathedral – Magna Mysteria

November 7, 2010

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Columbia, SC, is currently undergoing a bicentennial
restoration project. Their sanctuary has been closed for the past 2 years for
renovations. The Trintiy Cathedral Friends of Music commission composer John
Fitz Rogers to write a new work to commemorate the grand re-opening.

Performers

  • Trinity Cathedral Choir
  • Chathedral Choirs of Boys & Girls
  • Martha Guth, soprano
  • South Carolina Philharmonic
  • Jared Johnson, conductor
  • Christopher Jacobson, organ

Recording setup

Microphones Pattern
Spaced AB Pair DPA 4090 Omni
Choir Audix MicroBoom MB1290HC Hypercardioid
Soprano Solo Shure KSM 141 Cardioid
Children’s Choir Shure KSM 141 Cardioid