Could someone point me towards some accessible work on the use of vibrato in singing and violin playing? Developments throughout the years, etc.
I have gathered from my reading that early music aficionados absolutely detest vibrato. Why is that? Isn't vibrato a natural production of sound by the vocal organs? That goes for singing.
What about in violin playing? Doesn't lack of vibrato make the playing dry and astringent? For example, I have two versions of the Korngold Violin Concerto. One by Gil Shahan and the other by Anne Sophie Mutter. Shahan uses much less vibrato than Mutter. I find that I prefer the Mutter because she uses much more vibrato. Somehow the Mutter is more human. Opinions, please?
A music lover currently living in the middle of nowhere.