The soloist will get his way

Pianist Freddy Kempf on the recording process:

Solo recording is the most indulgent type … it’s 90 per cent down to me. The producer can shout at me all he likes, but if I am set on doing it my way, there’s few people who can stop me!

– Freddy Kempf, in an interview with Jeremy Pound, BBC music, April 2011, p.16.