Been getting more into classical/orchestral/acoustic instumental music lately and have been learning about composers, orchestras and whatnot. One thing I have been learning about is recording approaches. I am aware that Telarc is/was renowned for minimalist miking, and apparently did most, if not all, of their recordings using a simple two-mic setup. All the way at the other end of the approach spectrum appears to be Deutsche Grammophon, who is apparently equally well known for using elaborate multi-mic setups.
I seem to find the Telarc approach more natural-sounding and to have a more convincing representation of the venue acoustics, and to have a better delineation of individual instruments (perhaps counter-intuitively, because you might expect multiple close mics to excel at that).
I'm wondering what others think about these questions and are there other labels besides Telarc that are also known for minimalist miking. Obviously the performance is the most important thing, but SQ can have a big influence on the overall experience. Thoughts?