Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"Now I understand why I am Patti."

An anecdote from the opening chapter of Mark Katz' Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music:

In 1905 soprano Adelina Patti was finally persuaded to commit her famous voice to wax. After singing a short selection, she heard her recorded voice for the first time. "My God!" she reportedly exclaimed, "now I understand why I am Patti! What a voice! What an artist!"

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