Roger Hecht <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>1) I wonder how many times performers eschew repeats, or a repeat, on
>purely physical grounds. I'm not a string player, but I've heard, for
>instance, that the Schubert Great Symphony is very tough on bow arms. ...
>Obviously, it could be argued that performers taxed in this fashion
>shouldn't play the works in question. I don't take that position.
>Obviously, some would.
I, for instance. If you can't do a triple toe-loop, don't be a figure
skater, and if you can't play the repeats, don't be a musician.
>Is it possible that a repeat doesn't mean "do this again" but rather "you
>may do this again?"
This has been brought up before. Those composers who wished their repeats
to be considered optional could and did say so.
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