Leslie Kinton <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>I used to be a fanatic about always doing all repeats as being the only
>historically accurate way of doing things... 'till I heard no less than
>Malcolm Bilson point out that Mozart himself was quite cavalier about the
>whole matter, and left them in, or took them out according to how the piece
>would fit the rest of the programme.
I am rather skeptical about this, to say the least. The fact that Malcolm
Bilson said so does not, in itself, constitute hard evidence. Can you (or
anyone else on the list) document that Mozart did this?
Even if it were so, Mozart was in a position to decide only for his music.
It would not justify ignoring, for example, a Beethoven repeat.
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