I sometimes record while I play to check up on myself because I have bad habits of speeding up, rushing the end of a phrase, etc. I notice that I usually just sigue from one song to the next with glisses or arpeggios. My rep is memorized, so there is no page turning, and my song list is on the floor where I can see it.
To me, listening to the blanket of sound gets oppressive, and I feel relieved when the music makes a complete stop because it gives my ears a rest. I don’t know if the audience feels the same way, or if they are busy eating and don’t notice. I’m wondering if I should make more frequent stops.
Then I started wondering what other harpists do. Do you stop after each song or just connect to the next one?