This came up in a lesson. I have recently gone back to playing the Bach A minor and, after a long period working on the Mozart G - and trying to get the air and note durations 'classical' I thought I would try to also get the A minor as much Baroquian as I could - mostly trying to play the un-slurred notes short and crisp.
This did not go down well :) And indeed, when I listen to this piece on youtube it seems noone really plays it with Baroque style. But I am at a loss why. Its not that this is musically wrong - indeed I'm the first to admit it sounds better with a modern approach, I'm just not sure what the disconnect is.
For a gorgeous rendition listen to this:
which is also an excellent non-baroque performance (and what I will now aspire to).
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