The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #99782   Message #1994842
Posted By: Stewart
12-Mar-07 - 07:24 PM
Thread Name: virtuosity and traditional music
Subject: RE: virtuosity and traditional music
I think the term "virtuosity" in this discussion means different things to different people. My dictionary says "great technical skill in some fine art, esp. in music". So what's wrong with having good technical musical skill? But good musical skill without the feeling and understanding of the tradition, I think we would all agree is not enough. And feeling and understanding without any musical skill may be interesting, but usually hard to listen to. So is there anything wrong with having both?

Cheers, S. in Seattle