Stephen Kenyon wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:36 am
I'd think of that the repertoire determines the musical language; the characteristics of the ensemble make up gives it a tone of voice or 'accent'.
Well, that's maybe a bit rough approach. You could say, Swiss German is an 'accent' or dialect of the German language, but in a way it's a language of its' own.
I think an ensemble that plays long enough develops a kind of a language that may be quite distinct from the generic language of that genre.
For me the Yuval Piano Trio comes to mind. Their interpretation of Schubert, Dvorzak or Smetana have such a distinct quality that for me it's a form of their language. Well, it's words anyway ...
Music is a big continent with different landscapes and corners. Some of them I do visit frequently, some from time to time and some I know from hearsay only ...
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