Monday, June 04, 2007

Quote of the Day

" the French mélodie the singer and the pianist must succeed in combining precision with lyricism. But it must be controlled lyricism, for just as the French composer never gives way to sentimentality or emphasis and abominates overstatement, so in the same way his interpreters must have a sense of moderation of expression, a critical capacity, which after all is no more than one of the most vigorous forms of intelligence."

from The Interpretation of French Song by Pierre Bernac

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