Originally Posted by sonare
Certainly not meaning to be insulting, but you must not have been paying attention to many of the learned reactions to your quest. To cut again to the chase--- what you hope to do really is not as simple as you seem to think-- because to even approach your sound goal will cost between $2k (a pair of used KM183s) and $6k (pair of Sennheiser Twins) not counting micpres. Then there is the matter of what medium you will capture with, and whether you eventually want the recordings in CD form.
There is a major difference in mic techniques between a concerto recording and a solo scenario (which is what you have). The solo recording will use as many as 8 mics ($15k for mics alone) and depends heavily on a great acoustic. Superb recordings rely on quite a bit on production knowledge and techniques, and the best ones sound so natural you are not aware of any of it. There are MANY threads on GS that share real-world details of mics and position.
Not trying to dissuade you-- but if it were a simple thing to make really good recordings of piano-- there would be many more in the marketplace.
Sigh I really hate these type of elitist responses. . I am a big boy I can handle the big words. I did read the responses, perhaps you didn't.
I was just asking people to give me their best opinion of what types of mics and techniques were used to get this full bodied sound.
And just to prove you wrong about concerto vs solo Voldos plays the encores and the piano sounds exactly the same
There are plenty of amazing piano recordings on the market I have no idea what you are talking about. I could name you 20 amazing piano albums off the top of my head.