I was just writing some comments about how someone could end up being like Guido Agosti when it reminded me of Guido Agosti’s legendary recording in which a car basically drives through the hall with its horn blaring. If you haven’t heard this, check out this vid at 00:20 for the crash and at 05:30 for the car. I see that 3 years ago I left a comment in the video about this.
Any other hilarious extraneous-noises-in-recordings out there?
I remember Arrau’s Beethoven Sonata set had a problem with extraneous noise, which I think I read was the sound of his fingernails hitting the keys. Does anyone remember that or is this story a bit sheeyat?
Even with today’s noise reduction tech, breathing / “x has a cold” type noises can be very resistant.
You can definitely hear ziff banging the pedal in some live recs. Not quite what the OP was talking about, but one of his Auber tarantula recs has what I assume is a splice from a different 88! The pitch even changes.
I’m pretty sure I’ve told this story here, but this iz a good thread to tell it again;
A few years ago I attended da Doc annual ikif unleazh at hunter college. The pre-concert was Dubal sitting on a desk on stage talking about the program and then playing completely unrelated sound clips of hamelin like a total fucking dork.
So as far as I can tell he bounces from the recital …only to return like 3 feet over my left shoulder RIGHT when itz quiet for a sec before tha mofo part of Norma. He just walked in the hall and was standing there unwrapping a hard candy wrapper.