Conductor Bill Eddins posted a terrific blog on 2/22/2012 that lambasts the concept of right and wrong interpretations via recordings. Coincidentally, regular Adaptistration guest author, Chris Blair, sent me an email on the same day with a link to a YouTube video that provides a chronological survey of the opening chords of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3; from 1924 through 2011.
So, just in case you find yourself getting sucked into the fixed artistic interpretation bear trap Eddins’ describes just pull up that YouTube vid to remember there’s more than one way to skin a cat when it comes to artistic interpretation.
Here’s another great chronological survey but this time it’s all about Siegmund’s Valse cry from Walkure (thanks for sending along the link Bill!):