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by Schonbergian
19 Apr 2018, 21:38
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: When should interpretation should become?
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: When should interpretation should become?

I have always understood the notes of a slurred group in instrumental music to be both connected to each other and also shown to be separate in some way from the surrounding notes. This is the only way in which the grouping can be shown. The degree and means of separation depends totally on the sit...
by Schonbergian
19 Apr 2018, 03:25
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: "Instructional" editions
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: "Instructional" editions

This is why I like the Schenker edition of the Beethoven sonatas so much - it's as close as one can get the composer's intentions and it still manages to be helpful in almost every way without being intrusive.
by Schonbergian
19 Apr 2018, 03:23
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: When should interpretation should become?
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: When should interpretation should become?

We've had discussions about "unmarked" articulation being shorter in the past here - but that was always in the context of a pre-Romantic piece, generally. Depending on the overall style of your piece, it could be entirely appropriate as an implication or it might need additional clarification. My f...
by Schonbergian
11 Apr 2018, 15:15
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: "Instructional" editions
Replies: 2
Views: 236

"Instructional" editions

Is there still a place for these in today's Urtext world? I own the Henle Bach WTC but frequently refer back to Bruno Mugellini's edition for suggestions on fingering, phrasing, and interpretation. The same with Schnabel's Beethoven, even though I own the Schenker. With all the strides we've made in...
by Schonbergian
07 Apr 2018, 18:17
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Indicating voice types?
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Indicating voice types?

I think they're helpful - but I don't think any singer would take on one of these roles (or get hired for them) without someone carefully examining the music itself to see if it's suitable for them.

Either way, you may as well leave them in. More information never hurt anyone.
by Schonbergian
02 Apr 2018, 15:45
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: So what is generally considered the best all-around Beethoven piano sonatas edition?
Replies: 14
Views: 1524

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

John, is the Ratz revision of Schenker's edition superior or inferior to the original?
by Schonbergian
01 Apr 2018, 20:48
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A case study in why not to use sans-serifs
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Re: A case study in why not to use sans-serifs

How far Breitkopf has fallen from their position less than 100 years ago...
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by Schonbergian
31 Mar 2018, 21:02
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: A case study in why not to use sans-serifs
Replies: 8
Views: 936

Re: A case study in why not to use sans-serifs

The title and copyright text is irritating, but is there a problem with the actual music? - The piano reduction is the same staff size as the vocal lines when it should be significantly larger. - Slurs have all of the typical ugly features of the unedited SCORE design. - The bass voices are on two ...
by Schonbergian
23 Mar 2018, 19:08
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Triplets in 6/8
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Triplets in 6/8

I think that you can leave to the performer to play rubato.There is a great tendency in the new music to notate everything , leaving to the performer nothing except exact execution. I admire Brahms, he just write p or f, and it works beautifully, yet VERY hard to perform. You can post a screenshot ...
by Schonbergian
19 Mar 2018, 17:26
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: "Library" vs "Performance" editions
Replies: 3
Views: 260

"Library" vs "Performance" editions

What is the real difference between these? Perhaps the difference isn't as clear-cut in choral music, my usual environment--but even the Breitkopf Complete Works edition of the Brahms piano works, ostensibly a "library" edition, is perfectly usable (in my eyes) for performance, save the lack of fing...