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Unformatted text preview: preservation of individual compositions did not receive enormous attention and musicians generally had no qualms about modifying compositions for performance. Over time, however, the written notation of the composer came to be treated as strict instructions from which performers should not deviate without good practical or artistic reason. Performers do, however, play the music and interpret it in a way that is all their own. In fact, in the concerto form, the soloist would often compose and perform a cadenza as a way to express their individual interpretation of the piece. The term "composer" is often used to refer to composers of instrumental music , such as those found in classical , jazz or other forms of art and traditional music . In popular and folk music , the composer is usually called a songwriter , since the music generally takes the form of a song ....
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