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Subject: Rubato
From: R PRADA <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:R PRADA <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 9 Jul 2018 10:21:19 -0400

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> Agreed. Without it everyone would sound like a machine - in order to make sense of text and interpret, rubato is a sine qua non. So really, the best way to point it out would be to find someone who is a human metronome. That would be its absence. 

You are not likely to find people like that who have ascended very far in the profession - it is required of all players and singers.
> Rubato, in fact, is such an integral part of all music making, that ordinary
> competence in its use is to be expected from singers or instrumentalists.
> For my money, what so called "mastery" of it is likely to yield, would be
> better described as affectation, stylization, or worse - the deliberate
> distortion of a melodic line.

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