Another article by Susan Tomes, a follow-up to her previous piece "All in the mind". Published in The Guardian, 4/24/07:
"I don't think we should confuse good musicianship with the ability to memorise. Yes, there are some musicians who memorise easily and who relish the experience of performing without the score, free as a bird. To hear someone playing by heart with supreme confidence is a thrilling experience. But there are also plenty of intelligent, sensitive people whose musical gifts are actually inhibited by the strain of being made to play without the music."
Read the rest of this article here.
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