Don Satz mentions my name:
>Quite a few months ago, both Steve Schwartz and I reviewed on this board
>a set of Bach's French Suites played by harpsichordist David Cates on
>the Music & Arts label. I found the performances the best on the market;
>Steve considered them overly romanticized. I didn't and still can't see
>how Steve came to his conclusions; it was as if we had listened to
>different performances. Which one of us has the true insight into Bach's
>sound world - only Steve, only me, both of us, none of us? Questions
>that can't really be answered except by Bach, and he's not talking.
Actually, in the final analysis, I don't care about Bach's opinion. He's
just one of many, and his opinion doesn't carry as much weight with me
as my opinion does. Call me a solipsist. However, I don't even consider
you or me necessarily right. We hear what we hear and make a case for
our reactions. What else can we do? Cates, incidentally, is starting
to grow on me -- as I speculated in my review that he might.