How prevalent is stomping among concert artists and do you think it is a distraction or adds to the performance visually and audio-wise? For performers, is stomping an unconscious act? For example, I think some of us who have seen Sarah Chang playing Shostakovich 1 will remember her stomping on accents or strong beats during the cadenza.
For this discussion I am excluding stomping of beginners desperately attempt to keep time in orchestra, non-classical performers (playing Paganini and tap dancing at the same time, or something of that variant), or stomping for comic effect (I seen a performance of the Hora Staccato ended with a stomp, which I thought was nicely done and appropriate for its setting, but different from the stomping in this discussion.)
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