Should you play what you want or what your listeners want? Should you perform what suits you or what you feel your audience might enjoy?
It comes down to who is your listener.
If your listener is an anonymous heckler, armchair quarterback, who always knows better (but never does anything that matters), then you've chosen the wrong audience. If, on the other hand, your listener is someone in your shoes, someone you respect and trust, then by all means pay attention to what he or she has to say.
Ultimately, the decision is yours and yours alone because actually nobody is in your shoes but you.
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Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
Organists of Vilnius University , creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
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