But in the field of music we are never, in the long run, judged on the basis of one movement, one work, one recital. Every musical statement of ours fulfills two functions: It embraces to some extent (for better or worse) the immediate job of communicating music to the people in front of us, and it also becomes a unit in those many performances-spread over the years – on the basis of which our “rating” is computed. We know that this rating of a player’s stature is the resultant of the innumerable reactions of innumerable persons to innumerable performances. / When we hear, say, Casals,… more >>
Joseph Szigeti speaking about the factors that influence his listening experiences.
Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 22 May 2015 14:53:04 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:13:47 +0000