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Re: GG: Alvarez&Brendel; levels of artistic interest

Could someone please tell me what it really means to say that Bach is
"better" on harpsichord or clavichord than on piano??  Sentences like these
really puzzle me.  What is it that someone is saying when they utter such
sentences??  One usual response is that Bach wrote his music in a time when
the piano did not (or barely) existed.  So, his music was not "intended" for
such an instrument as the piano.  "Better" however is an evaluative term.
 How does one get an evaluative term from this historical (and somewhat
trivial) fact.  If this is not what people mean, than what??

Tobyn DeMarco