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Subject: Re: Question to those with the longest experience
From: "Max D. Winter" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Max D. Winter
Date:Tue, 23 May 2017 10:32:42 -0400
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There are a number of accounts that suggest that Bjoerling's was not a large voice, in terms 
of sheer volume or heft.  What is clear is that it projected well, which made the size of his 
voice just fine for the roles that he sang.  Projection and clarity of sound are just as important 
as size in reaching the listener and putting the vocal line across which is, after all, what 
matters in singing opera.  His voice also recorded exceptionally well, with a thrillig ring to it, 
which can give the impression that the voice was larger than it was heard live.

I think you would have to look long and hard to find auditors who complained that they had 
trouble hearing Bjoerling in the house.  If there are/were some, they were the exception rather 
than the rule.

MDW

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