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by John Ruggero
16 Jul 2019, 11:30
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beethoven Slurs 2
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Beethoven Slurs 2

It's obvious to you and me, ttw, but apparently not so obvious to past editors of Beethoven's piano sonatas. Good point about the dynamic change. It's actually a pp.
by John Ruggero
15 Jul 2019, 12:18
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Internal evidence and editorial problems: Beethoven
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Internal evidence and editorial problems: Beethoven

Thanks, ttw. That is a very succinct summary of why the text seems correct to me as well. Thank you very much for your encouragement, Florian. I am working on the initial text of op. 106 now and will be getting to the actual editing (fingering and pedaling and footnotes) of all the sonatas soon. The...
by John Ruggero
13 Jul 2019, 21:31
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Internal evidence and editorial problems: Beethoven
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Internal evidence and editorial problems: Beethoven

The very first note of Beethoven’s first published piano sonata. op. 2 no. 1 entails an editorial problem. Was the staccato dot at A in the first example left out accidentally? The staccato dot at B seems to make this likely and many editions have added a staccato dot at A to match. op 2 no 1 mov 1 ...
by John Ruggero
12 Jul 2019, 15:52
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: The treble clef as handwritten by great composers
Replies: 46
Views: 20936

Re: The treble clef as handwritten by great composers

Nice contribution to our collection, worldwideweary!
by John Ruggero
03 Jul 2019, 16:11
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Wrongly engraved for two centuries?
Replies: 0
Views: 169

Wrongly engraved for two centuries?

In the slow introduction to the last movement of Beethoven’s Sonata op 101, the swell large swell marked with an arrow has been applied to the cadenza on the third system in the first edition (shown as the second example) and all subsequent editions that I am familiar with. op 101 ex 1.jpeg op 101 e...
by John Ruggero
21 Jun 2019, 15:11
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Affinity Publisher Public Beta
Replies: 16
Views: 2388

Re: Affinity Publisher Public Beta

Thanks for the report, benwiggy. I'm happy that it is out now, since, like so many users, I need it to replace InDesign. I would be placing PDFs of Finale files within Affinity files, adding footnote numbers and footnotes below. Sounds like I might need to wait just a little longer until you report ...
by John Ruggero
13 Jun 2019, 21:10
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Making the switch to Dorico?
Replies: 19
Views: 1492

Re: Making the switch to Dorico?

Thanks, Schneider!

Sorry, benwiggy, I shouldn't have capitalized "behind bars". i just couldn't resist the play on words.
by John Ruggero
12 Jun 2019, 19:20
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: "Progressive Correction": Beethoven 2
Replies: 1
Views: 388

Re: "Progressive Correction": Beethoven 2

And there other reasons that the opening chords are down-stemmed: 1. Structurally, the melody in measures 1-2 leads directly to the down-stemmed melody notes in measure 5-8 of the first example. The down-stemming brings out this relationship. Measures 3-4 represent a kind of interpolation within tha...
by John Ruggero
12 Jun 2019, 18:27
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: "Progressive Correction": Beethoven 2
Replies: 1
Views: 388

"Progressive Correction": Beethoven 2

The first statement of the rondo theme in the second movement of Beethoven's Sonata op. 78 creates immediate questions: op 78 ex 1.jpeg 1 The down stems for the first three right hand chords make them strongly contrast with the up-stemmed following phrase. This stemming has not been followed by any ...
by John Ruggero
12 Jun 2019, 17:15
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Key signature and staff size
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: Key signature and staff size

And it's also too bad that I can't actually use your new information in my publications! Needless to say, I won't bother to post this as a feature request at MakeMusic. :( Someone might do that at Dorico, however. So we are basically in the same range, and it now comes down to a matter of taste. For...