Like Actors

When we perform, do we feel the emotion of the music or merely express it musically and remain unattached from the emotion? Would we really be able to play well if we felt the burning rage of a piece?

Are we, then, like actors projecting an emotion that we are just making believable? Perhaps the music does the talking. Perhaps the emotion is something inherent in the music that performers need to bring out.

I wonder…

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