Question: "Was the [liturgical] reform not done by people who were conscious of what they were doing and well educated in the teachings of the Roman Church?"
Answer: "I beg your pardon, but the reform was done by arid people, arid, arid, I repeat it. And I knew them. As for the doctrine, Cardinal Ferdinando Antonelli himself, once said, I remember it well: 'How come that we make liturgists who know nothing about theology?' "
-Exerpt from a 2009 interview of MONSIGNOR DOMENICO BARTOLUCCI, Maestro Perpetuo of the Cappella Musicale Pontificia Sistina who was born in 1917 and who in 1956 was appointed to this post by Pius XII.
Nothing like an eyewitness account.