Originally Posted by jnorman
you really need to back off the instrument to capture the way the strings and soundbaord interact with the case and body of the piano. most classical piano works are recorded from a fair distance in a nice hall. also, i find that omnis almost always give a fuller representation of a good piano than cards do.
For jazz, the mics may be above the strings. Then one gets more the beat. Plush reported that he recorded Keith Jarrett by means of a pair of Schoeps Mk4 in ORTF above the strings. I just took this picture from the booklet of the CD Piano solo
from Stefano Bollani (ECM).