"Now Gordon, a little decrescendoA lot of people here have identified Szell as "surgical" and "stiff". I don't think of Szell as a surgeon, but more as a master chef; and Szell himself was a gourmet cook. ... But as a master chef, Szell's approach is one of balance: too much seasoning and you can't taste the food; not enough seasoning and the food taste like nothing.
George Szell; Gordon Ramsey; at work:
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on the salt. Ah! That's perfect. Just