Originally Posted by cliveh
the difference is that the score and the playing of the score are not the same as a photograph and a photoreproduction.
your argument would make (more?) sense if it was the playing of beethoven's piece LIVE and a reproduction of it
on tape, microcassett, reel to reel a wire recording of it &c.
beethoven conducting his own symphony and someone else conducting it ( days, years or centuries later ) has to do with interpretation,
like 2 different people making prints from the same negative ...
reproduction ( not matter what the technology ) has nothing to do with interpretation + creation...