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by Schonbergian
21 Jan 2018, 18:20
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: So what is generally considered the best all-around Beethoven piano sonatas edition?
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: So what is generally considered the best all-around Beethoven piano sonatas edition?

Fascinating. Out of curiosity, could you explain how Schenker's musical background influenced that edition, above and beyond what editors usually contribute?
by Schonbergian
19 Jan 2018, 02:08
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: So what is generally considered the best all-around Beethoven piano sonatas edition?
Replies: 3
Views: 79

So what is generally considered the best all-around Beethoven piano sonatas edition?

I'm asking because the market is filled with publishers as far as the eye can see, and Wiener Urtext's fingerings are highly suspect from a first glance (the editor even states that he recognizes they are "uncomfortable"), making me wonder if they're a solid choice. I don't know if Henle can be trus...
by Schonbergian
15 Jan 2018, 21:02
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: My current Sibelius slur settings
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: My current Sibelius slur settings

I just can't get my head around those ties, though. They're way too far from the noteheads to be pleasing to my eye.
by Schonbergian
13 Jan 2018, 19:45
Forum: Other: Publishing production and Sales
Topic: Have reprints been getting worse?
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Have reprints been getting worse?

It's not even consistent among publishers. I bought one Breitkopf score of an early 20th-century plate and it was as crystal clear as any computer score nowadays. But some pages of my Brahms Complete Works look like some intern spilt an ink bottle all over the page.
by Schonbergian
13 Jan 2018, 19:43
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: My current Sibelius slur settings
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: My current Sibelius slur settings

Is SCORE really a good model, though? I've always regarded its slurs, with their constant weight and taper regardless of length, to be the ugliest part of its output.
by Schonbergian
12 Jan 2018, 18:52
Forum: Other: Publishing production and Sales
Topic: Have reprints been getting worse?
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Have reprints been getting worse?

I've been using scores from my university's library lately. Many of them are photographic reproductions, yet perfectly clear and detailed, so much that you'd never tell they weren't originals. Then I look at the reprints of the same scores, sold today in music stores, grainy and blurry and blobby to...
by Schonbergian
09 Jan 2018, 18:18
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Pitch bracket notation
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Pitch bracket notation

I agree with the misgivings suggested above. I haven't always liked graphic notation, but it's always seemed like it's sprung out of an inability for traditional notation to represent the genuine wishes of the composer. This doesn't seem to do that, and merely complicates matters without providing m...
by Schonbergian
08 Jan 2018, 18:48
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Does score quality influence performance?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Does score quality influence performance?

Have there been any real studies on this beyond anecdotes? I always feel as though I'm a more active musician and more "guided" in my musicianship when I'm playing from a properly engraved score with human touches--as though the printing itself and its warmth is one and the same with the music and o...
by Schonbergian
08 Jan 2018, 18:45
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Henle Blog and App
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Re: Henle Blog and App

I like the guy who dismisses the entire body of hand-engraved scores because they aren't "clear" or "high-res" (which is total hogwash--I have the Dover reprint of the 1892 Breitkopf plates for Schubert's string quartets, and it's about as clear as any computer score nowadays)--but then also seems t...
by Schonbergian
08 Jan 2018, 01:42
Forum: Manual Notation
Topic: Musicwriter - in use throughout the world
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Musicwriter - in use throughout the world

I've definitely seen the "publisher model" used by a bunch of smaller Canadian publishers in the 1980s, and one of the most popular hymnals is also typeset with one.