[log in to unmask] writes:
>Helen Duggan ([log in to unmask]) wrote:
>>... Can a performance of 18th century music ever be right if the
>>audience is a 20th/21st century one?
>But you are correct, it is impossible to hear 18th century music throught
>18th century ears today. I saw this point persuasvely argued in an
>interview by one of the founders of the movement: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
Just so I understand correctly, authentic 18th century can be perform as it
really sounded in their day but "we" in 20th century cannot hear it because
of our bias toward 20th century pitch? Is this the general understanding?