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Back in the day, composers would write "Cadenza", which means "Make the next bit up as you like"--an improvisation section, found in a piano concerto, say. So the beginning of Beethoven's 5th Piano concerto starts with cadenzas--that Beethoven wrote out! "Hey, that's the solo--now play it."
I was told that Bach was in the habit of writing out ornaments (trills and such) in full, whereas most composers left it to the musicians how to embellish--the sign was an idea not a list of specific notes.
So, piano concertos as rock gigs, with built in solo moments--and then the solo parts slowly get filled in (the composer might write in a few bars with the idea that the player can improvise around that structure etc.)
And--hey--listening to the whole series--! I think most diaries take about an hour (or so) to listen to. I really do think they make a lot less sense without the music--a lot of the comments following videos are coming out of the various sound worlds presented by the preceding video (well, that's my idea, whether it works...heh!)--in this diary, I felt the Sor piece played by Segovia said everything--once the context had been set for minor-major with the intro and the Radiohead piece--
So--let's hope you get broadband soon!
Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.
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