Yep. My emphasis.a piece of music does depend on the prior existence of score or performance or both, but the piece cannot be wholly identified with either. The score is a plan for the work and the performance an instance of it, but the work as such is a mental construct only.Richard Taruskin. Text and Act: Essays on Music and Performance (Kindle Locations 2531-2532). Kindle Edition.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
What is a Piece of Music?
It's not a trick question, or not quite. It has been discussed on this blog a few times. But I just ran into a very concise answer to the question and thought I would post it. It is in Taruskin's collection of essays Text and Act: