> The endless repeatability of recordings is an insolubly un-historical
> fact of modern practice... perhaps there is an imperfect analogy
> between repeated playings of a piece intended for study or private
> recreation, and repeated listenings to a sufficiently deeply prepared
> and un-obvious recording.
Imperfect, but important, and thanks for saying it.
I learn a lot from hearing my wife working on music of her choice. She doesn't have the chops of Tilney, etc, but she has musical intelligence.
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