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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:59 am 
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Do orchestras take Mozart and rip it apart? Of course not!
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They do.

This happens when overtures are played outside operas, requiems are played in a concert hall, or only sections of a work are played. Apart from that, just get yourself a large number of performances of a favourite classical music piece and hear how much is altered in it.
Baroque and renaissance pieces, like Bach, were often designed to leave much room for improvisation. Nobody plays like that.
In the case of the piano sonata, the last repeat is often skipped because nowadays some people consider it to be unnecessary to repeat it again. Not to mention tedious. But that's not how Mozart and Haydn wrote them.

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