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Written by Srirup
(4/13/2013 3:34 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, As a classical pianist, myself..., penned by Jasmine D
I do understand that the ability to communicate emotions is important for listening pleasure and just technical proficiency is not enough. I think that JA is making a point about the characters of the sisters as evidenced by the piano playing. I still have a problem with characterizing Mary’s soulless playing as twice as good as Elizabeth’s.
A violinist friend of mine defined concerto as a composition for a soloist versus an orchestra with the ultimate victory for the soloist. Be that as it may all the definitions I have come across indicate that in a concerto there has to be an orchestra. But your explanation seems good.
Interestingly http://www.thefreedictionary.com/concerto gives a “Usage samples from TheFreeLibrary.com” this very extract from Ch 6.
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