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]