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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000751.txt from 2004/10

From: Adam Michlin <amichlin@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] A confession regarding K622
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 12:59:53 -0400

At 05:09 PM 10/25/2004 +0100, Tony Pay wrote:
>But surely that's what we do when we criticise any interpretation. And
>that's not undermined by any degree of shouting: "I'm entitled to my own
>opinion, *whatever* it is!!!"

There is a very big difference between criticizing an interpretation and
declaring it sacrilegious or unworthy of existence. The latter is where one
becomes (perhaps only temporarily) a member of the taste police.

Criticize all you want! This is one of the greatest joys of a free society.

>Each of us draws the line for ourselves. I accept some Mozart performances
>that aren't to my taste as nevertheless viable in their own terms, and not
>traducing what I feel is important about Mozart. Others I reject out of hand
>-- like ones that put drumkits underneath.

Each of us draws the line for ourselves. And none of us has right to
attempt to invalidate someone for drawing a different line. Criticize and
reject all you want, though!

-Adam

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