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by John Ruggero
21 Jan 2018, 19:03
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?

Great question, and I will attempt to restrain myself. I assume that you know about Schenker's theoretical work. What is often not known as that as a very fine practical musician, his primary aim was interpretation and composition. He felt that the nineteen century had misunderstood what had been ac...
by John Ruggero
19 Jan 2018, 04:17
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?

Heinrich Schenker's edition, now very inexpensively reprinted by Dover, has the most natural and musical fingering and the best help with ornamentation etc., and is the one that I require my students to use. It was one of the first practical editions to make serious use of the original sources and, ...
by John Ruggero
16 Jan 2018, 16:02
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Henle Blog and App
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Re: Henle Blog and App

Thanks, Schonbergian. There is a new post on the Henle blog in agreement. Perhaps others will express their opinion. Here is a golden opportunity to express how one feels about the quality of their current engraving directly to Henle...
by John Ruggero
16 Jan 2018, 15:33
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Pitch bracket notation
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Pitch bracket notation

This system flies in the face of Western musical notation starting with neumes. Since the 1200-year interaction of our notational system with the development of our music has made the two inseparable, all attempts to severe them have and will fail.
by John Ruggero
10 Jan 2018, 22:39
Forum: Manual Notation
Topic: Musicwriter - in use throughout the world
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Musicwriter - in use throughout the world

I think that the slurs were probably pressed on with Notaset for short and medium and drawn with instruments for the longer and more complex ones. But I never got to that far...
by John Ruggero
08 Jan 2018, 18:19
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Henle Blog and App
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Re: Henle Blog and App

I just responded to the two comments on my critical post at:
http://www.henle.de/blog/en/2017/11/13/ ... ahms-gade/

It seems doubtful that Henle would use an army of freelancers, but if there are only three engravers on staff, they are working very hard!
by John Ruggero
07 Jan 2018, 23:34
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Dorico 1.2 released
Replies: 21
Views: 888

Re: Dorico 1.2 released

Sounds great! Thanks very much, Florian.
by John Ruggero
07 Jan 2018, 14:35
Forum: Manual Notation
Topic: Musicwriter - in use throughout the world
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Musicwriter - in use throughout the world

When I was a student in NYC, I spent several weeks engraving on one of those for a small choral music publisher. They were happy to give me one-on-one instruction, since so few people knew how to use one. Coordinating music and text was harrowing. I eventually quit to have more time for piano practi...
by John Ruggero
03 Jan 2018, 18:37
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Brahms vs Joachim on articulation
Replies: 12
Views: 532

Re: Brahms vs Joachim on articulation

It's a two-level legato mark. They begin to be seen in the later Romantic stye, but I have seen them in earlier manuscripts (but usually omitted by the composer or editor in the first editions as esoteric.) Classic style composers could use short legato slurs without fear of performers clipping the ...
by John Ruggero
27 Dec 2017, 17:11
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: The treble clef as handwritten by great composers
Replies: 43
Views: 2055

Re: The treble clef as handwritten by great composers

I agree completely with jan. odod's new font is an instant classic, and I want to buy a copy as soon as it is available for Finale.