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SAMENESS IN PERFORMANCE?

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GEOFF PEARCE asks if we've lost
something precious in our search for perfection,
and argues for a return to national styles of playing

 

Have We Lost Something Precious in our Search for Perfection?

This is a question I often ask myself on several levels when I hear many modern recordings or watch a performance. I wonder if it's just me getting old and jaded, or have we really lost something magical? The more I ask myself this question the more I think we have...

Copyright © 28 July 2014 Geoff Pearce,
Sydney, Australia

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