Klarinet Archive - Posting 000227.txt from 1996/04
From: Ken Cook <kcook@-----.US>
Subj: Re: Performance Lattitude
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 1996 12:29:08 -0400
I really like the idea of interpretation within the context the
composer has constructed. That gives me the opportunity to be more
than a robot, and keeps Mozart from sounding like Shoenberg.
What about advances in mechanism. Surely the ability to slur between
certain notes, which before was not possible and is now, would be an
example of a hair too fine to split. Wouldn't articulation in this
context be an example of the performer using the tools available to
him, and not be a deviation of the composers intention.
My comment about the audience being a part of the equation was
unclear. The audience should be considered when choosing *what* to
play, not *how* to play.