Friday, October 7, 2016

The top 10 concert halls in the world

This report from the Business Insider, UK publication, lists the best ten concert halls in the world as judged by acoustic legend Leo Beranek, who just turned 102. The best ones were built before 1901 and have a shoebox shape. Architects who design new halls try to do something new and original, but can't match the best old halls for sound.

I've got Beranek's book, "Concert Halls and Opera Houses," which describes many halls around the world, including their acoustical properties, meticulously.  It does not, however, rate the halls in a list.

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