Friday, 29 July 2011

Specialisation/authenticity/period performance/call it what you will (and many of us do)...

Just when one abandons all hope that the battle has been lost, the occasional green shoot springs up: Alexandre Tharaud's Rameau, Raymond Leppard returning to London for a Messiah, or Riccardo Muti conducting Gluck. Likewise, a valuable debate has been opened on On an Overgrown Path, initially headed 'Specialisation is damaging classical music'. Amen to that: one cannot play Bach without Boulez, nor vice versa. I posted a contribution, which I am flattered to say has now received its own page ('The specialists will never allow that').

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