Hear With Other Ears
“The essence of reproduction, to feel and re-create that which was felt and imparted by the creator (ie., author, composer, architect, etc.) does not exclude – within natural limitations – the assertion of creative power….
The interpreting artist creates, in a sense, the work ANEW… seizes the vital conception of the art work, blends it with his/her own ego and the views of the period, and thus imbues it with life and effectiveness….
(We can) approach art-productions of earlier times through the medium of OUR OWN spiritual and emotional nature.”
Dr. Hugo Goldschmidt
Die Lehre von der vokalen Ornamentik des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts
[Translation: The teaching of the vocal ornamentation of the 17th and 18th Centuries]