Started by Archaic Torso of Apollo, January 21, 2009, 01:07:55 AM
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Quote from: eyeresist on January 26, 2009, 09:38:34 PMOn the contrary, Mahler had less of today's veneration for the score because he was a practical musician, as opposed to later composers (and critics) who deign to transmit their holy writ from remote ivory towers. In the trenches, you fiddle with the score to make the performance as effective as possible, all things considered.
Quote from: karlhenning on January 27, 2009, 04:13:05 AMI may be taking this in a sphere you did not intend (but I think it does relate to Cato's point). I agree that definition is problematic here; but what do Beethoven's painstaking work-throughs in his sketches mean, if not that he was aiming for (let's say) 'greater musical correctitude'?
QuoteAll right. But . . . if we take a Beethoven symphony, and re-order the interior movements, have we made the piece somehow 'less correct'? The fact that Mahler was 'searching for certainty' regarding the order of the movements in his own symphony, for instance . . . this is a difference in method worth reflecting on, and a certain reading of the adjective correct is probably involved.
Quote from: Cato on January 26, 2009, 10:16:49 AMCheck this curious outpost of civilization:http://henningmusick.blogspot.com/ And you will find your answer, along with another Cato comment! 0:)
Quote from: Superhorn on January 28, 2009, 08:12:11 AMI'm a child of my time. I grew up from the 60s on listening to strings use vibrato. Hearing vibratoless string playing sounds unnatural to me,whether it's "inauthentic" or not. It's the sonic equivalent of flat champagne to me.
Quote from: Superhorn on January 28, 2009, 08:12:11 AM DavidW, I know that the Stuttgart RSO is not a period instrument orchestra, but Norrington has been applying HIP beliefs about performance practice at their concerts, as well as with other non-period orchestras. Norrington has deluded himself into believing that any vibrato before well into the 20th century is inauthentic, but it's known that vibrato has been used for centuries,if probably less than our time. In his treatise on violin playing,Leopold Mozart actually criticized some violinists and other string players of his day for using EXCESSIVE vibrato ! So much for Norrington's pet theories. I'm a child of my time. I grew up from the 60s on listening to strings use vibrato. Hearing vibratoless string playing sounds unnatural to me,whether it's "inauthentic" or not. It's the sonic equivalent of flat champagne to me.
Quote from: Bulldog on January 28, 2009, 11:25:49 AMNow, when I'm hearing extensive vibrato I grit my teeth and feel a surge of toxin racing through my body (a slight exaggeration).
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