Barbara Cook in Playbill

Barbara CookGreat interview in Playbill.com with the great Barbara Cook:

“Question: How does it compare for you — singing in a room like Feinstein’s with singing in a concert hall?
“Cook: Well, the work is the same, it’s just very often a gesture for instance. If you’re talking to a friend across a table, the gesture would be different than if you were talking to a person across the street, and it’s an automatic adjustment. But, basically, the work is the same, and, of course, the microphone makes all the difference… because if you didn’t have the microphone you’d have to really be “singin’ out, Louise” and there are certain songs you couldn’t do. You couldn’t do them because it would not be appropriate to sing them in that fashion. The microphones changed all of that.”

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