SteveL123 wrote: ↑
Mon May 20, 2019 5:11 pm
I thought the subject is the live video of the Chaconne posted in the first post of this thread, and not about EF's whole body of work?
Right. And there have been some sidelines branched out and being discussed in-depth, of which his interpretation is the basis of disagreement with his performances including the particular YT performance.
Someone invited me to read an accusative commentary on his specific playing by another recognised and well regarded musician being shared on his personal blog in itemized points, which all make sense and well establish his position against some of EF performances, but only as his "personal" position shared in his "personal" blog.
My thought about in this regard is, none should be excessively influenced by any such commentary to the point where they develop a prejudice that in turn prevents anyone from exploring EF any further, as there still would be takeaways from EF performances in question, knowing that there are significant number of objections against the performance, as has been the case of some other historically arguable arrangements and transcriptions.
In my humble opinion, "classical" is a style keyword of a certain hazard that might uniformly conform us to a tiny scale of a fossil fish piece reference, allowing us no discrepancy, whereas for the "classical" style pieces to survive through centuries, we have seen many "creative" attempts such as different rhythmic interpretations introduced, harmonized two parts, new compositions based on the classical "era", a dancing conductor and so on.
Now if some of us here should claim themselves being "artists", how could they base such a claim when the artists as alleged simply direct all their efforts to reproduce in strict accordance with an existent template? While it takes tremendous efforts for them to conform themselves thereto and could be duly appreciated, would there be anything that they could claim that being their own artistic "creation" after all?
I think there are some answers to the aforesaid questions in the specific EF performances being discussed here, regardless of how objectionable they may be, or how many would dislike them.