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by John Ruggero
15 May 2018, 15:09
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: The Critical Editing of Music : History, Method, and Practice
Replies: 31
Views: 3927

Re: The Critical Editing of Music : History, Method, and Practice

MarkSealey wrote:
13 May 2018, 18:48
There obviously really is a golden opportunity for someone here.
Of course, this would be someone's life work. Such a work would be of great interest to engravers, because one suspects that many of these details have never been described in print.
by John Ruggero
14 May 2018, 14:21
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: The Critical Editing of Music : History, Method, and Practice
Replies: 31
Views: 3927

Re: The Critical Editing of Music : History, Method, and Practice

Thanks for the example, benwiggy. That is what I am looking for, but with far more detail. Instead of "For most of the Baroque period" there would be examples of the first known hand-written and engraved staccato dots and then many more examples of its continued development through the Baroque to th...
by John Ruggero
13 May 2018, 15:47
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: The Critical Editing of Music : History, Method, and Practice
Replies: 31
Views: 3927

Re: The Critical Editing of Music : History, Method, and Practice

As you said, none of these books has the kind of detail that we seem to be looking for. And the Williams stops just when things would be getting most interesting, at least for my purposes. If anyone wants to write such a book, I would suggest starting with Gould and researching backwards. Then arran...
by John Ruggero
12 May 2018, 15:21
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: The Critical Editing of Music : History, Method, and Practice
Replies: 31
Views: 3927

Re: The Critical Editing of Music : History, Method, and Practice

Thanks, benwiggy. I will look into that one. What I am really looking for is something that will cover every element of our system and show its development from first appearance to the present. For example, who invented the staccato dot, how was it first used and positioned, how did various composer...
by John Ruggero
03 May 2018, 02:54
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: "Library" vs "Performance" editions
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: "Library" vs "Performance" editions

The Henle app is definitely a step in the right direction, but I would envision something of much greater scope.
by John Ruggero
02 May 2018, 11:33
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: "Library" vs "Performance" editions
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: "Library" vs "Performance" editions

Sorry, benwiggy, I missed your excellent point. As mentioned in this and another thread, I think that multiplicity of responsible editions of standard works, whether by major publishers or by individuals, is a very good thing as a way to share musical knowledge. And there should be a website for mus...
by John Ruggero
02 May 2018, 10:59
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: "Library" vs "Performance" editions
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: "Library" vs "Performance" editions

The difference is more apparent the further back in time you go...'. As you imply, the difference between the two has become less now, with the "Urtext" editions being a kind of hybrid of the two. Perhaps the essential difference between the older type of performing edition and a current critical o...
by John Ruggero
02 May 2018, 10:42
Forum: News
Topic: Notat.io database
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Notat.io database

Absolutely!
by John Ruggero
29 Apr 2018, 12:07
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: The Critical Editing of Music : History, Method, and Practice
Replies: 31
Views: 3927

Re: The Critical Editing of Music : History, Method, and Practice

Thanks, OCTO. That saved me from ordering the Williams, which is not my cup of tea. I think I'll wait for a report on the Kelly, Mark, I am concerned that it might be more of a coffee table book and not deal in enough detail with areas that interest me.