Re: The Bach Choral Dilemma (=?X-UNKNOWN?Q?T=F3th_L=E1szl=F3?= )

Subject: Re: The Bach Choral Dilemma
From:    =?X-UNKNOWN?Q?T=F3th_L=E1szl=F3?=  <tothl(at)INF.U-SZEGED.HU>
Date:    Thu, 30 Jan 2003 09:45:37 +0100

On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, Leon van Noorden wrote: > Why is the player not allowed to pause for each bass note? > Why do you believe in one god in the era of scientific polytheism? > I suppose the main goal of music sheets is to preserve music for the next generations (at least, surely this was before the invention of sound recording). If this is true, then the notation should be as unambiguous as possible. If the baroque notation allows for such huge differences in performance, then it's surely failed this this goal. 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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