|How can musical analysis inform performance
Many people us their own innate intuition to perform music and in many cases
produce very credible performance when their intuition is accurate. However
intuition cannot always be relied on and equally there are many cases where
interpretation is incorrect.
In all cases the best performances rely on a solid foundation of knowledge
in order to interpret a piece of music. This knowledge comes in the form of
musical analysis, in which the structure and method of composition are
revealed to inform us of the composer's intentions, emotions and ultimately
the meaning behind the music. The outcome of musical analysis will tell you
whether your intuition is right or wrong.