"Classical pieces have no "original" form. They cannot be represented by the event of any single performance. They are, as I said, ideal objects, approximately realized through repeated performances that may vary widely in some respects but must still respect the limits imposted by the score...In a perfectly literally sense, a classical composition is one that we can listen to repeatedly but never actually hear."
-Lawrence Kramer, from Why Classical Music Still Matters, pg. 23.
This sound like a Riemann sum to anyone else? Maybe I need to stop reading for the day...I could certainly be going crazy...hahahaha.