The Voice, Swallowed up in its own mechanism

“…and it is the strong conviction that singing as a fine art is gradually being swallowed up in its own mechanism, and that the ideal is being buried in fathoms of technique, that emboldens me to exhort the instructors of the day to pause a while and view this noble art of singing from another standpoint than the conventional one, so that we may look forward to hearing, in the future, singers who will stir us to our very depths, and remind us by their vital and true expressions what a divine thing the human soul is, after all.”

Rogers, Clara Kathleen. My Voice and I: Or, The Relation of the Singer to the Song. AC McClurg & Company, 1910.

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