Cass Allen consultants have recently been working in Italy, recording the complete symphony cycle of Johannes Brahms with the Filarmonica Toscanini. The recordings were commissioned by the Italian State broadcaster RAI and are also planned for broadcast on BBC Radio 3 later in the year.
The synergy between music and acoustics plays a regular part of Cass Allen’s work. In this case, the recording venue was the Auditorium Paganini di Parma. This was originally a sugar factory, beautifully converted to a concert hall by Renzo Piano Architects.