Ian Crisp <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>The only simple and convenient thing here is to shrug off all
>responsibility for understanding and decision-making by palming it off
>onto the crumbling shoulders of the long-decomposed composer who lived
>his life in a different world. Try to understand him by all means, but
>don't give the dead power to make choices for the living. Like it our
>not, that's ours (for a while) to do the best we can with, then to pass
>on to others.
Wow. The composer's dead, therefore living performers have carte blanche
to mess up their works any way they darned well please. Oh, yeah, that's
some reverence for art.
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