When I compare videos of the old master to today's bright stars, one thing is becoming more and more obvious to my eyes: the role of movement, expressive movement, while playing. The legends of the past, Heifetz, Oistrakh, Horowitz, Rubinstein, etc. share something common between themselves that is different than what Bell, Vengerov, Lang-Lang share between them. That is the role of expressive movement. Artur Rubinstein and maybe Jascha Heifetz probably best exemplify the contrast I'm trying to point out between how players today play. Then there are lesser extremes of this such as in Milstein and Menuhin compared to Hahn and Fischer, but I still see quite opposite countenances between the two generations
Did I miss the declaration of the official movement liberation? When was it? What was the cause? I'd like you to share your opinions and experiences
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