I find that music created by improvisation can have the most magical moments, but dreadful half hours. And that the world of working from scores can sustain the interest for long periods, but can also have such deadening woodenness and inauthenticity.

Michael Joseph McInerney: Performance and the page : an artist's investigation of the dialogue between the musical event and the written score. University of Plymouth, 2007, p.161. Download from Plymouth University: (Two text volumes only). Download from British Library: (Two volumes of text plus audio recordings) - downloaded 14.October 2020.

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