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by John Ruggero
04 Apr 2020, 15:25
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Effect of Notation process on engraving rules
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: Effect of Notation process on engraving rules

I agree with Schonbergian that Baerenreiter's use of roman type to distinguish between original dynamics and suggested dynamics in normal italics in Mozart's Complete Works was unfortunate since Mozart's MS dynamics are cursive and the first editions imitated this with italics, which seems to have b...
by John Ruggero
04 Apr 2020, 03:04
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beethoven’s Slurs 4
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Beethoven’s Slurs 4

The left hand slurs in the rondo theme of the third movement of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata op. 13 are both elaborate and somewhat unusual: op 13.3 ex 1.jpeg As was standard practice at the time, the slurs over the broken chord accompaniment mean that all notes are to be held through each other with th...
by John Ruggero
02 Apr 2020, 16:59
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beethoven’s Metronome Markings in op. 106
Replies: 6
Views: 1034

Re: Beethoven’s Metronome Markings in op. 106

Thank you very much, Anders! How true that the next section, which starts off as a kind of rumination on the opening theme, gets close to the opening of the Mozart. It also reminds me of the haunting orchestral section that follows the piano solo. I have always assumed that Beethoven expected contin...
by John Ruggero
25 Mar 2020, 21:10
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: If Dorico had Dorico...
Replies: 8
Views: 1343

Re: If Dorico had Dorico...

I was about to suggest that, Anders. There is a recent discussion of Igor on this site.
by John Ruggero
21 Mar 2020, 15:14
Forum: News
Topic: The Open Music Initiative
Replies: 0
Views: 158

The Open Music Initiative

by John Ruggero
16 Mar 2020, 12:14
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Coronavirus Etude
Replies: 1
Views: 643

Re: Coronavirus Etude

This one shows the sheet music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm59ecw5qNQ
by John Ruggero
15 Mar 2020, 18:17
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Coronavirus Etude
Replies: 1
Views: 643

Coronavirus Etude

I am probably the last to see this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaIEl_9Rc8g. etc.

It's probably "gone viral", as someone comments.

Someone sent me the sheet music, but I don't know if it is legal to post here. It's very clever. The last measure is marked secco, thus the hair dryer.
by John Ruggero
15 Mar 2020, 14:02
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: If Dorico had Dorico...
Replies: 8
Views: 1343

Re: If Dorico had Dorico...

Now if Sibeiius had had Sibelius...
by John Ruggero
13 Mar 2020, 13:46
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: If Dorico had Dorico...
Replies: 8
Views: 1343

Re: If Dorico had Dorico...

benwiggy wrote:
13 Mar 2020, 11:42
I think he'd be rather impressed with the result.
I think so too. Beautiful.
by John Ruggero
12 Mar 2020, 03:43
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beethoven's Logic 5
Replies: 9
Views: 1914

Re: Beethoven's Logic 5

As a composer, I agree completely, Anders. The creative act, whether musical or architectural is completely personal and unfathomable, even to the person actually experiencing it. Teaching has shown me that even inexperienced composers create intricate and logical structures without conscious though...