Chris Bonds <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>... on the function of the repeat. If the function of the music is
>merely to validate the structure, then by all means the repeat must be
>taken. But I think the point is arguable.
In this case, you would be arguing with the Schubert, and I trust his
judgement more than yours.
>In any event, what I had wanted to add earlier I will add now: that if
>repeats are taken they should not be exact repetitions. I don't mean to
>change the notes of course, but nuances, tempi, etc.
I have never had a problem with that, despite what others have
misrepresented about my views.
>As I said, change must remain within the limits of taste and convention.
>We're not talking about doing violence to the music.
If you cut out a part of it, you are doing just that.
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