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In the Forum: Musical Discussions
In the Thread: Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra
Post Subject: Useing someday vs. using yourself.Posted by Romy the Cat on: 3/19/2010
I don’t think it was Boston Symphony but most likely Boston Philharmonic.  

Anyhow, this brings an interesting question: how to select the performances of the music that one does not know but have interest? There are two basic way: use someday or your yourself. Bothe of them fine but they reflect very different approaches.

When a person use someday then s/he relay upon the recommendations of others. It might be musical critic, private reviewers, other listeners, people in retail, internet communities. That is a fine way but in my view it is a “passive mode” that would make a person to approach performances in non-discriminatory fashion.

The alternative or what I call an “active mode” is to listed ANY performance of the work of interest and define for yourself what you like, what you do not like and HOW you would like it to be played differently. After the requirements for the performing intent are set then one can look into the available musicians, orchestras and conductors trying to foresee if a given performing combination with the most characteristic qualities for its participants would be in the direction that would be close to what your own performing objectives are for the given work. Sure, this way  is not 100% assurance but at least in this case the navigation become the subject of own mind. Also, with a certain level of built up experience the success rate is very high and the self-educational outcome is unmatched.

It is no difference then what I was telling in here:

Rgs, Romy the Cat

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