It is the performer who provides me (us) - the recipient of the piece
(weather such a recipient be the author, anyone of us, or even him/herself)
with the "Work of Art", in this case a piece of music.
A performer can indeed :
- "make or brake" a work of musical Art (so to speak)
- unveil hidden forms of "reading" a work through his/her rendition, or hide and mask its intrinsic beauty.
- give a comprehensive *translation* of the author's work, or turn it to gibberish.
I thus leave two magnificent musical works of art performed by Miguel Henriques.
Fernando Lopes Graça "Elegy"
Arvo Pärt "Für Alina"