“There are three types of listeners: those who enjoy without judging, a third group who judge without enjoying, and those in the middle who judge with enjoyment and enjoy with judgment; these are the ones who reproduce an artwork anew.”

(Quoted freely after Goethe’s letter to F. Rochlitz, July 13, 1819)

The same holds for us interpreters: the strictest judgment and simultaneously enjoyment, that is to say, taking joy in beauty—this is how we reproduce the artwork anew in the spirit of Edwin Fischer.

I wish the Edwin Fischer Sommerakademie good fortune and success.

Paul Badura-Skoda

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