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by John Ruggero
23 Jan 2018, 23:45
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: My current Sibelius slur settings
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: My current Sibelius slur settings

The proof is in the pudding, OCTO. Could you post an example? I am interested to compare them with the Dorico slurs with which I am presently involved.
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: 98

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: 98

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: 1069

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: 222

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: 302

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: 1069

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: 906

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: 302

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: 544

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 ...