Discussion Board Post


Throughout the history of music, soloists have stepped out from a musical ensemble to take the center stage. Some of these soloists were very popular in their day, even achieving status as celebrities. How important do you feel is the role of individual personalities in musical performance? What are its advantages and disadvantages? What musical styles do you know that are primarily ensemble in nature? What styles do you think allow (or encourage) the celebrity of the soloist to overpower the music itself?