music and the means
Throughout the history of performance, some musicians trusted their intuition and creatively beat the composer’s ideas, while other performers carefully followed all the instructions of the author. Undoubtedly, there is only one thing – it is impossible to violate the tradition of literate reading of the author’s musical text. The performer is free to choose timbre delights, slightly adjust the tempo and level of dynamic nuances, maintain an individual carcass, but change and independently set semantic accents in the melody – this is no longer an interpretation, this is co-authorship! The listener gets used to a certain variant of music organization.
Many admirers of the classics specially attend concerts at the Philharmonic to enjoy the beloved beauties of musical works live, and they do not want to hear progressive performing digressions that distort the true meaning of world music masterpieces. Conservatism is an important concept for classics. That’s what it is! In musical performance, two concepts are inextricably coexisting, on which the foundation of the entire performing process is laid: the content is the technical side. In order to guess (play) a piece of music to reveal its true (author’s) meaning, it is necessary that these two points be organically intertwined. Continue reading