Ian Crisp wrote:
>Being thoroughly cynical for a moment, the great thing about HIP from
>the industry's point of view is that it is not just a single "fad" but
>a multiply-recyclable one. As soon as they've shifted enough boxed sets
>of Beethoven symphonies to make a profit based on the assumption that he
>really did mean his metronome markings, you can find some academic to prove
>that his metronome was faulty and, oh dear, you've all got to go and buy
>them all over again . . . and this process can be repeated a good few times
>before the buying public begin to see through it.
Somebody remind me.....how many times did Karajan do the LvB Nine? [Four,
I believe. -Dave]
Or Kubelik with Ma Vlast (the latter I can answer, I have most of them
If I were "thoroughly cynical", I'd be sensing a double standard <g> but
I'll give Kubelik the benefit of the doubt, at least.
>I'll leave my readers to guess how much of that I really mean.
Too late Ian, we're already on to you....;-)