Search found 1545 matches

by John Ruggero
20 Jan 2020, 15:39
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Partial measures: bar numbering and volta repeats
Replies: 12
Views: 740

Re: Partial measures: bar numbering and volta repeats

I agree with OCTO: if you want to avoid a repeat mark at the beginning of Var. VIII without risk of confusion, put a final bar line at the end of the previous variation.
by John Ruggero
16 Jan 2020, 19:55
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Partial measures: bar numbering and volta repeats
Replies: 12
Views: 740

Re: Partial measures: bar numbering and volta repeats

I agree with Anders' first three points. I do think your double bar in 135 shows the end of a section and should remain. It is somewhat traditional in themes and variations (see Beethoven op. 14 no. 2 second movement.) If I were writing the piece, I would make measure 131 a split measure by reducing...
by John Ruggero
14 Jan 2020, 15:10
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lost notation 3
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: Lost notation 3

Or is it that since the compositional and notational practices developed at the same time they influenced each other in a way that is disrupted when new conventions are imposed?
by John Ruggero
13 Jan 2020, 22:07
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lost notation 3
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Lost notation 3

The following example of centered beaming occurs in the second movement of Beethoven's Sonata op. 2 no. 2 (last measure of the example in the bass voice. The example is from a working copy of my edition, so please forgive errors): centered beaming.jpeg The first edition: centered beaming first editi...
by John Ruggero
10 Jan 2020, 15:20
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lost Notation 2 (Internal evidence)
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: Lost Notation 2 (Internal evidence)

The following fingering reflects the phrasing discussed, and to my hand feels more natural than the more commonly seen 5 5 5 5.
op 2 no 2.1 fingering.jpeg
op 2 no 2.1 fingering.jpeg (62.38 KiB) Viewed 216 times
Schnabel's fingering shows that he had the same interpretation of the passage: 5 3 4 3
by John Ruggero
09 Jan 2020, 17:06
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lost Notation 2 (Internal evidence)
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: Lost Notation 2 (Internal evidence)

immediately after the previous passage we see the following centered beaming in the left hand broken octaves: op 2 no 2.1 beaming.jpeg The passage as it is usually engraved: op 2 no 2.1 B&H.jpeg Previously I considered the first notes of each left hand group of seven eighth notes, which are mark...
by John Ruggero
07 Jan 2020, 15:49
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lost Notation 1
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Lost Notation 1

Thank you very much, David. I greatly value your opinion and will certainly continue to hold forth on the old notational practices. There is so much to be learned.
by John Ruggero
06 Jan 2020, 20:25
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lost Notation 2 (Internal evidence)
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Lost Notation 2 (Internal evidence)

Here is an case where note placement in itself solves a text issue. The first movement of Beethoven's Sonata op. 2 no. 2 has a number of controversial areas. One of these occurs at A in the following example. op 2 no 2.1 note distribution and text question.jpeg Did Beethoven really want A to be diff...
by John Ruggero
01 Jan 2020, 20:52
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lost Notation 1
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Lost Notation 1

Here is a diagram of the palindromes at multiple levels within the down-stemmed phrase:
Beethoven palindromes.jpeg
Beethoven palindromes.jpeg (71.98 KiB) Viewed 521 times
by John Ruggero
31 Dec 2019, 23:32
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lost Notation 1
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Lost Notation 1

During and after the time of Beethoven and Chopin, the standardization that we see today began to affect more and more aspects of music engraving practice. While much of this was positive, some was negative. In this series of posts, I am going to present illustrations of the practices of the past th...