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When recordings replaced concerts as the dominant mode of hearing music,
by Charles Rosen

When recordings replaced concerts as the dominant mode of hearing music,
our conception of the nature of performance and of
music itself was altered.
- Charles Rosen

Even Stravinsky does not evoke the same public affection as Verdi.
- Charles Rosen

A love of classical music is only partially a natural
response to hearing the works performed,
it also must come about by a decision to listen carefully,
to pay close attention, a decision inevitably motivated
by the cultural and social prestige of the art.
- Charles Rosen

The belief may be too often mistaken,
but the illusion of coming into direct contact with
the past is intoxicating and persuasive,
and can result in an interpretation that carries conviction.
Sometimes confidence is all that's needed.
- Charles Rosen

 

DUST includes rarities, demos, unreleased songs and instrumentals,
live recordings, and more.
- Adrian Belew

I got more used to my own voice, but still it's hard
for me to listen to my own voice,
or hear the recordings.
- Meg White

Most of my recorded material has been in small group configurations.
I have not released large orchestral works as recordings
because it hasn't been within the realm of possibility.
- Bill Dixon

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I learnt from Armstrong on the early recordings that
you never sang a song the same way twice.
- Van Morrison

I don't listen to recordings of my songs.
I don't avoid it, I just don't go out of my way to do it.
- Stephen Sondheim

Orphans, dead parents, lonely children at Christmas,
morose spoken word recordings, everything you love about the holidays.
Move the turkey over so you can fit your head in the oven.
- April Winchell

Nimbus is doing a great service with these excellently
produced transformations of piano roll recordings.
- Harold Bauer

The sound has grown and sweetened over the years as well,
and you can hear it on many of my recordings and,
most likely, will see and hear me playing it if you come to a live show.
- Tom Chapin

I like to stay home and listen to recordings.
- Gyorgy Ligeti

I was a beginner again.
I practiced hard and used to listen very closely to
recordings of American jazz drummers such as Tony Williams and Kenny Clarke.
- Jamie Muir

Never have so many recordings of the great Masses and
motets been in wider circulation.
- Richard Morris

The government paid the family of Richard Nixon $18 million for papers,
tape recordings and other materials seized after Watergate.
- Dexter S. King

I listen to archival and historic recordings.
I love watching singers.
I learned a lot from watching videos.
- Renee Fleming

If I think about the way I was drawn into the music,
it was much more by recordings than by live performances.
- Evan Parker

I finished the recordings I had started with Eleven.
Matt Cameron joined for the rest of those sessions.
- Jack Irons

I did extensive, extensive recordings and made a classical CD-ROM set,
which is still on the market.
For ten years, it was by itself as the cream of the crop of samples.
- Miroslav Vitous

We're gonna release a studio album probably a year
from now and we've got these recordings that we did
with Coco Taylor and Johnny Johnson,
who was Chuck Berry's piano player.
- James Young

We never got anything out of the recordings.
I'm still as broke as I was when I was with the Mothers.
- Jimmy Carl Black

Well, in the sense that we do not tour or record together anymore -
then I suppose not.
But if our old recordings get heard more we shall be delighted.
- Peter Asher

I didn't make my first solo record until 1981 so I
don't have any 60's or 70's recordings but I am working
on a large boxed set called DUST to be released next year,
the 20th anniversary of my first solo record.
- Adrian Belew

The thing is, it really did take us too long to get these recordings done.
We've had our rough times in the studio in the past,
but after four weeks most of the material would have been recorded.
This time it seemed like it just goes on and on.
- Ed O'Brien

I think recordings have been a terrific advance because now,
when you have a piece of music, particularly something
that appears to the listener very complicated,
there's really a push to the world to try to figure
out what it was that he was hearing.
- Leo Ornstein

When I'm alone at home, I really prefer to listen to
Wagner's orchestral music rather than any vocal music.
I find it illuminating not to have to pay attention
to voices in the recordings.
- Kiri Te Kanawa

'Cause I can make more money going in and doing my
recordings and selling them through my entities that I have,
rather than going to a record co.
and them release a record and pay me 5 percent of what they make off it.
- Mickey Gilley

I just remembered songs my grandmother taught me,
and songs that I learned for the recordings.
But, then I learned to speak Italian.
When I was there, I hired a professor who stayed with me 24 hours a day.
She wouldn't let me speak a word of English.
- Connie Francis

I don't believe that recordings should sound radically better than the artist,
I think that's dishonest.
For example, I'm not a great singer but if I spent
enough time tweaking my vocals,
I could sound like one.
But I don't, what you hear is pretty much what I sing.
- Malcolm Wilson

Singles needed to come back.
And what I tried to do in my online experiment was
to change the rules for myself and make available at
a more regular pace the fruits of my labour,
for people who decided they wanted to support my recordings.
- Todd Rundgren

When you hear in the tape recordings Nixon's own voice saying,
We have to stonewall, We have to lie to the Grand Jury,
We have to pay burglars a million dollars,
it's all too clear the horror of what went on.
- Bob Woodward

One of the things that's influenced me musically was
my experience at Brown University.
I was surrounded by musicians that I really admired,
and felt challenged to come up with music,
lyrics, and recordings that stood up to the expectations
of those musicians and myself.
- Lisa Loeb

Sometimes in the past when I was going to perform a
piece again I would listen to old recordings and try
to reproduce the material.
This time I realized that carrying around old information,
trying to get everything in, and still be in the moment just doesn't work.
- Meredith Monk

But I listen to live recordings of things that I did
back in the '70s and then how I've done things since.
And there's no doubt about it: if I compare the two,
it's like chalk and cheese.
- Rick Wakeman

I like home recordings and studio recordings just as much as each other -
I don't think one is better -
but for this record I wanted to see what I could do
in a real studio with real producers.
- Elliott Smith

Right now, I'm thinking in terms of just having a good band,
man.
Having a good act for the stage.
Being a good performer, you know? Connected to that is future recordings,
and future tunes, that kind of stuff.
- Dan Hicks

At the Isle of Wight, the sound went out and kind of kept on going.
And I wasn't...
when I came off stage I was kind of unhappy about how we had played.
But now, I listen back to those recordings and it's not bad.
- Keith Emerson

My Dad died during the flu epidemic in 1918 when I was 4 years old.
He left a lot of classical recordings behind that I
began listening to at an early age,
so he must have been a music lover.
- Tom Glazer

So, in the course of events, I had an opportunity to
come in contact with Colin Matthews,
through the Rex Foundation sponsoring recordings of
various music that was being recorded over there.
- Phil Lesh

Computers have virtually replaced tape recorders.
- Tony Visconti

I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights,
so it looks like I'm the only one moving.
- Steven Wright

We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.
- Martin L. Gross

I have been instrumental in banning bottled water on the set.
It hasn't gone that well with the crew...
so I replaced it with tequila.
- Hugh Laurie

It took me a long time, but I don't feel as anxious
about stupid things anymore -
or perhaps they've just been replaced by more complicated stupid things.
- Neil Finn

If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed
and if we are not willing to change,
we will disappear from the face of the globe,
to be replaced by the insect.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

But my shift to the serious study of economics gradually
weakened my belief in Major Douglas's A+B theorem,
which was replaced in my thought by the expression MV = PT.
- James Meade

We need to remind our core supporters that we have
not forgotten their concern with the way our democracy
is being replaced by European bureaucracy in so many areas.
- John Redwood

Since the end of the Cold War, Soviet aggression had
been replaced by a number of particularly venomous threats,
from Timothy McVeigh to Osama bin Laden.
- Barbara Olson

In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity
has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth.
- C. Wright Mills

Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel.
- Che Guevara

I hate changes of administrations, because I have all
my villains in place and they are all taken away and
replaced with faceless wonders nobody knows.
- Pat Oliphant

The problem is the following, black music is increasing
encumbered by white elements,
often pleasant but always superfluous,
easily and advantageously replaced with black elements.
- Boris Vian

Would that well-thinking people should be replaced by thinking ones.
- Natalie Clifford Barney

To me it seems that the warm blooded dinosaurs replaced
advanced mammal ancestors that were warm blooded,
also.
- Robert T. Bakker

The defence and air defence ministers were both replaced
and more than 2,000 officers lost their jobs.
- Mathias Rust

Lost wealth may be replaced by industry,
lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine,
but lost time is gone forever.
- Samuel Smiles

I replaced Walsh, I replaced Blackmore,
now I just gotta be me.
- Tommy Bolin

My longing to improve my looks via The Body Shop is
being replaced by my longing to improve my looks via Photoshop.
- Gina Barreca

When Peter Gabriel left, we obviously lost a very strong stage performer.
Phil hasn't replaced him; Phil's done a different thing.
- Mike Rutherford

Adult stem cells are also problematic,
as they are difficult to identify, purify and grow,
and simply may not exist for certain diseased tissues
that need to be replaced.
- Eliot Engel

The Ten Commandments have never been replaced as the
moral basis upon which society rests.
- Edwin Louis Cole

If you don't want to be replaced by a machine,
don't try to act like one!
- Arno Penzias

I get into certain yoga positions at times,
when I'm working out and for exercises.
I use a little of it in some of my meditation,
but I chant now and that sort of replaced it.
- John Astin

Everybody's seen a stream or a wood they knew replaced by a strip mall.
- Tom Scholz

Actually, it was first a movie called Gale Force,
which was a hurricane movie.
That script never came together, and then the same
deal was replaced with Cliffhanger.
- Renny Harlin

I don't want to see Superman replaced with Superboy.
- Gavin DeGraw

I think video games are a great kind of entertainment.
They have replaced a lot of games people normally play
with their friends and neighbours,
like Monopoly.
- Uwe Boll

I joined Tommy Dorsey at the Paramount Theater in New York as a singer.
I replaced Frank Sinatra.
- Ken Curtis

God has been replaced, as he has all over the West,
with respectability and air conditioning.
- Amiri Baraka

'Educational' refers to the process,
not the object.
Although, come to think of it, some of my teachers
could easily have been replaced by a cheeseburger.
- Terry Prachett


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