WD...your cat pix are wonderful!....unfortunately, the first one doesn't come up...there's just a big square full of paw prints...but no cats. Looked at some of the others...those faces are adorable! 'Tis true, when taking pix of cats, as when doing anything else with them, that's not their idea, you have to have an enormous amount of patience. Those four-footed furry people are individualists to the enth degree.
I very much agree with your views on the human voice, though most instrumental musicians who don't sing, would "beg to differ."
Thanks Leeneia, for the added Luthern insights. Think all the points that have been brought out probably contributed to the way the piece was originally written and the way it has ultimately been performed.