Sound sample: viola

concert halls: a comparison

It doesn’t always have to be Amsterdam or Baden-Baden. Here’s how the opening of Max Reger’s Suite no. 1 in G minor for unaccompanied viola might sound in the Salle de Musique in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (a medium-size hall much favoured for recordings), the Kammermusiksaal of the Berlin Philharmonie and Haydn Hall in Esterházy Palace: