Re: The Bach Choral Dilemma (Richard Nance )

Subject: Re: The Bach Choral Dilemma
From:    Richard Nance  <rnance(at)DMU.AC.UK>
Date:    Wed, 29 Jan 2003 11:17:31 -0000

Baroque music has very little instruction for that kind of thing. Commonly understood performing pracitices, performers' ears, general knowledge about the style and specific knowledge about the piece all add in. Rick -----Original Message----- From: =?X-UNKNOWN?Q?T=F3th_L=E1szl=F3?= To: AUDITORY(at)LISTS.MCGILL.CA Sent: 29/01/2003 10:22 Subject: Re: The Bach Choral Dilemma On Tue, 28 Jan 2003, Diana Deutsch wrote: > >My wife has a recording of the cello suites by Morten Zeuter, a Danish > >cellist, in which he pauses slightly before and after every bass note > >and thereby destroys the streaming effect. I have always been annoyed by > >that performance (I even think it got a Danish music award). > Excuse my ignorance, but if performance can cause such a huge difference, then shouldn't it be denoted somehow in the music sheet? Laszlo Toth Hungarian Academy of Sciences * Research Group on Artificial Intelligence * "Failure only begins e-mail: tothl(at) * when you stop trying" *

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