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When considering the performance of musicians in regard to taste, it is generally agreed that a player should not intrude his individual personality on the music.

Each era, however, has its own notion of taste in performance. During the 18th century, for instance, the attitude toward taste was precisely the opposite. The ability of the musician to intrude his personality (individual style, technique and musicality) on what was played was the basis for judging the taste of the musician.

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