Joseph Szigeti - the 1900's

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, page 148:

Certain music produces physical discomfort in some people: things that seem perfectly normal and are eminently satisfying to us, in percussions, tubas, and piccolos, in timbres, the position of chords, and tabu intervals. The less the interpreter meddles with the composer, or the engineer with the interpreter, the greater the profit for music. The recording should be a reproduction- that is all. Too often it is merely an interpretation of an interpretation, which is not right. I have in mind the overamplification of certain recordings. You really cannot amplify, beyond a certain degree, …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 148. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433244862218 accessed: 15 August, 2022

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Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

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Date/Time the 1900's
Medium playback

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 02 Jun 2015 12:34:22 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:39:43 +0000