[ link → Never underestimate an audience ]
The match of a piece, a performance, and a setting like this is a perfect illustration of the ability of a music to reach its audience — communication in the way that an iron handle communicates heat . . . .
[ link → Complexity, get over it, already ]
. . . in the thick of a real musical event, it is not always clear — and this, in the best cases, is a matter of compositional design — whether composer, performing musician, or listener can catch or is supposed to be able to catch, some or all details . . . .
More push-back to what some take as a ‘given’ — the ‘need’ to pamper the audience.