Performances – Live And On Computer?

Computer software can now recreate a recorded performance live on a piano. “The concept of a dead pianist somehow giving a ‘live’ performance opens up a Pandora’s box of issues. Who owns copyright on a pianist’s keystrokes? Is it appropriate, using this technology, to improve on a recorded performance? How are today’s young pianists to compete in a world that can hear concerts by the greatest interpreters of the 20th century? And in a classical-music culture that already suffers from a chronic lack of newness, isn’t this just fetishizing the past?”