Fans Approve of Acoustics

Although musicians have been generally positive about the new acoustic design of the Royal Festival Hall since it was overhauled by sound engineers in 2007, audience reactions have been more mixed.

Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s latest release, Brahms Symphony 4 (SDG), weighs into the debate with evidence that the acoustics allow for an extraordinary amount of detail to be heard. Here, the venue feels like a perfect match for a conductor as keen on precision as Gardiner.