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In very broad terms, in general music coming from the Classical period onward should be played verbatim, as most likely the score that comes to your hands faithfully conveys what the composer wrote and intended to be played (notable exceptions being cadenzas in concerts, which originally were left for the performer to prepare or improvise). Regarding ...


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The point of a performance is to give your rendition of the music, not your rendition of the score. Baroque scores, particularly arias and other soloist stuff, tends to omit a number of "fairly standard" ornamentation that is still expected from the performer, as well as leaving a lot of leeway for more fancy stuff. Bach tends to spell out more details ...



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