What do you think about music written for orchestra with obnoxiously awkward passages for the strings...written from a piano bench.
What about string quartets composed on Finale.
Or solo violin/viola/cello rep. written without heed to the abilities of the instruments, and the unfreindly unfingerable sections?
Is that the same as music that is not necessarily enjoyable to play, but has an effect on the audience? A political statement through music?
Or is it insensitivity to the people you are asking to make your creations come alive.
So many beautiful violin pieces are not violin-friendly, no matter if you are a very accomplished professional or not.
I greatly respect the students at the college who stop me in the halls and ask me about how we would play a certain passage. For their class string quartet arrangement assignment. I will give them as much time as they need, because it IS very important to consider.
Still...much music has survived and been hailed. And we play regardless.
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