Woodwinds at spotlight


For me, an accurate performance is one that has everything in its place, that is, technically the fingerings are perfectly played, the rhythms are all as accurately as possible, where the articulation is unified, where there is a good sound balance, and finally where we can perceive an individual and collective phrasing according to the style, the epoch and the tastes of the composer.


Here subjectivity comes into play again, because each one has a different perception and a different idea of many of the aspects discussed above. However, we can at least agree that a accurate performance is one that has, on the one hand, the least number of imperfections, and on the other hand, the greatest number of unified or consensual concepts, and that this clean version could serve as a basis for any modification or adjustment that the conductor wants to make at a given time.