The audio on a live album sometimes does a good job of bottling the lightning of a live performance, but the cover almost never rises to the occasion. Invariably you get something on the spectrum between LSO Live’s high concept studio creations and DG Concerts’ stock-venue-pub-shot formula. Either way, they don’t say “live”. Imagine, then, the sense of glee when this arrived in my inbox. It makes me feel like I’m going to a concert. A+ for Naxos. It’s released on Tuesday 1/12.



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  1. January 9, 2010

    I agree entirely that this says “live”. I grew up going to concerts in that building and it’s one of the very best. I’ll always have affection for Orchestra Hall.

  2. January 11, 2010

    Many thanks to Dave Krieger, who took the photo for the DSO. You can see more of his work at

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