If pianists don't need to copy Paderewski's interpretation of Chopin's music, and in fact there have been so many pianists interpreting Chopin excellently in their own unique ways, so why do some guitar people criticize Irina Kulikova's interpretation of Torroba's "Sonatina" when she plays it in her own unique way, without copying Segovia's intepretation? (See her performance of Torroba's "Sonatina" on the GSI blog recently). Somebody complains that Irina plays too fast (but in fact she plays it not faster than the marked tempo). Somebody else states that Irina is "searching for 'individuality' that really is just an illusion" (but in fact every artist needs to have her/his 'individuality', because, without it, they are just working like photocopy machines). It seems that some guitar people believe that guitarists must copy Segovia's intepretation. For me, I think that creative musicians are not musical slaves, they must have freedom to create. I think Irina Kulikova's interpretation of Torroba's "Sonatina" is excellent and unique. How do you think?
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