The Real Thing: Why authenticity in classical music is key
What is it about classical music performances and authenticity? Why are we in awe at a machine-like perfect musician, dressed like a rock star, playing at supersonic speed, and at the same time also transcend during the performance of an old man in tails on a dim stage? One encompasses the entire performative concept, while the other puts all energy into sound?
Whatever it might be: Both have equal merit, both are authentic.
When a musician becomes the expert of delivering their inner selves, audiences feel it.