The Concert Hall of One… or, Why do I sound different on a recording?

“The Concert Hall of One” was David Blair McClosky’s term for the way we hear ourselves when speaking or singing.  The rest of the world hears us differently.  Why is this so? The sound of your voice reaches your inner ear in two ways.  Sound conducted by air enters the auditory canal of the ear and […]

Carlos Kleiber, conductor

I had always heard the highest praise for Carlos Kleiber during the years I was in Germany, and I own his wonderful recording of Weber’s Der Freischuetz, but I wanted to know more about him. Recently I watched Trace to Nowhere, a documentary film in German about the conductor Carlos Kleiber. Then I found Carlos Kleiber […]