Conall wrote:Isn't it amazing how much controversy can be generated by a modest short etude by a composer largely unknown or ignored by non-guitarists?!
Some players neither know nor care about the idiosyncrasies of individual composers, their techniques or their work methods - they just want the enjoyment of playing the notes and pleasing their audience - I see nothing wrong with that but ...
... I'm not one of them - for my own satisfaction
- I want to know more than simply when and where a work was composed; did a particular person or event inspire it, where and on what occasion(s) might it have been performed, how does it reflect the social mores, artistic movements, politics, religion etc., etc.. All of that information informs my playing (whether the average audience member can tell the difference is another matter
Bashing heads with someone of an opposing view can shake things loose. Though I have strong opinions of my own, I've learned quite a bit from a few members here and hope that they continue to offer their contributions, controversial or otherwise.