Ian Crisp <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>Bach did not write parts for bass and drums, or provide details for the
>setup of a Moog synthesiser. I do not think that either Loussier or Carlos
>did anything but honour Bach by what they did. They unquestionably brought
>new audiences to him, and many of those have gone on to more "original"
Honoring Bach by playing him on the synthesizer is like honoring da Vinci
by recreating his works on an etch-a-sketch.
>If Jocelyn disputes that, then we have an irreconcilable difference, which
>IIRC is where we got to last time around. I have great respect for her
>tenacity in defending her position, but I think it's wrong because it
>excludes so much good music-making.
Leaving aside the dubious contention that "Switched-On Bach" is "good
music-making," W. Carlos' recordings did not purport to represent actual
Bach, but those who play Bach/any-other-composer and make significant
abridgements, such as ignoring instructions to repeat a passage, do so
at the expense of the art.
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