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As always really enjoyed Cover Me Softly. The taxonomy of covers was really interesting and I found most of the points well taken. But to argue for a natural kinds type of boundary between classical and pop covers (with which I basically go along) I felt like you had to gloss things a bit. Like your objection to arguing that musical content carries no semantic information, I have some minor objections to the stylistic straight jacket you attribute to classical composers. To put things briefly and somewhat cryptically check out, e.g., Glen Gould’s interpretations of Bach.
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