Steve Schwartz <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>I too believe that a score should carry great weight. However, it's
>arrogance of another kind to justify repeats or not repeats on the basis
>of knowing the composer's intention. One should be able to justify one's
>decision on the musical implications of the score.
The "repeat" sign is not a mere implication. It says unambiguously to
repeat the passage. You even admitted as much in the following exchange:
>In spite of what may have been attributed to me, I don't hold an
>anything-goes approach. Just because it's done doesn't mean it should
>be done. On the other hand, I can't tell whether it should be done
>until I hear it. All experiments do not succeed, but failure should
>not discourage experiment.
Like nitroglycerine in a blender, not all experiments should be done just
for the sake of doing them.
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