|Notice how Bernard Haitink's last name crosses the mirror band. The uneven background causes a distracting interference, making the type less legible, as the silver color varies according to what angle you hold the disc at - on the scanner, it appears quite dark. It would have been better to rearrange the type so that it was limited only to the continuous silver area outside the mirror band.
Classical music disc designs are almost always clear, conservative, and label-specific. For example, all Deutsche Grammophon discs follow the same design formula; only the text changes. They get it right once, and that's enough.