Truthfulness and Authenticity in Interpretation? A Reflection

Blog post #473 — Truthfulness and Authenticity in Interpretation? A reflection about the (potential) conflict between authenticity towards the composer’s will and an artist’s “authenticity” in the sense of truthfulness to one’s genuine interpretation. The effect this has on the credibility of an interpretation.
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Trio Zimmermann: Goldberg — Tonhalle Zurich, 2016-12-13

Concert review, Tonhalle Zurich, 2016-12-13: Trio Zimmermann playing Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, arranged for string trio by Dmitry Sitkovetsky (*1954)


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Kit Armstrong — Piano Recital, Baden/CH, 2016-02-26

Piano recital Kit Armstrong — Baden/CH, 2016-02-26: Byrd, «Hugh Ashton’s Ground»; Sweelinck, «Mein junges Leben hat ein End’»; Bull, «Walsingham»; Bach, Goldberg Variations, BWV 988


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Konstantin Scherbakov — Piano Recital, Zurich, 2015-03-24

… while for the past two decades the artist is mostly pictured with an earnest, maybe “Beehovenian” / titanic, somewhat closed facial expression, in the concert (which he presented with a mostly relaxed, yet controlled body language) his face hinted at a wealth of emotions — and his playing struck me as a prime example of the “big Russian Piano School” …


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