Don Cox wrote:
> On 02/01/08, phillip holmes wrote:
>> Another thing about musicians is that they tend to project what they
>> expect to hear over what they are actually hearing. It's like our
>> spouse hearing a "yes" when we clearly said "no". That happens. If
>> they've heard a particular piece hundreds of times, and they've played
>> it too, they stop listening to details because they're intimately
>> familiar with it. The recording is taken for granted. They just hear
>> things that are "out of the ordinary", like a note that's changed due
>> to errata, or some extreme of tempo, or a dramatic change in
>> interpretation, etc... This is like our daily commute to work. How
>> many can say they actually pay close attention to their surroundings
>> on their daily drive?
> I have the impression that when Toscanini listened to a recording or a
> broadcast, all he heard was the tempo.
What gives you that impression? Dave Sarser, who both played fiddle with
the orchestra and maintained Maestro's audio system, can be consulted,
but I doubt that he would agree.
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