So said a music critic to whom I wanted to send my first unedited, live-performance CD (Haydn / Bartok).  He couldn't grasp (why should he?) that it is the work of someone who has spent a lifetime countering the pernicious effect of recordings on her ear and the ears of those around her.
It has gone so far that recordings now affect the way pianos are built, the way piano technique is taught, not to mention the way piano music is played.  
I know exactly what he is talking about.
I was so moved when the engineer mastering the CD told me that usually having listened to a recording as many times as he had to, he tired of listening to it, but not this one.  


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