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by Schonbergian
15 Nov 2022, 02:16
Forum: Texts&Blogs
Topic: Edition of Scarlatti K. 2
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Edition of Scarlatti K. 2

It continues to astound me that these works are not more well-known by pianists today. As an outsider to the piano world, it always seems like anything before Beethoven and Schubert (with the exception of Bach) tends to get the short end of the stick. I wonder how much of that is the issue with edit...
by Schonbergian
09 Oct 2022, 01:49
Forum: Texts&Blogs
Topic: The biggest scandal in music publishing
Replies: 32
Views: 10201

Re: The biggest scandal in music publishing

Generally I find most piano fingerings for Baroque music to be over-fussy, but the simplified fingerings that one can use on the harpsichord and organ are not always practicable because the modern piano takes longer to speak and variety in articulation is more easily expressed through force rather t...
by Schonbergian
11 Dec 2021, 16:00
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Notating a bar
Replies: 17
Views: 4410

Re: Notating a bar

Vierne, Pieces de fantaisie - Cathédrales:
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by Schonbergian
11 Dec 2021, 15:48
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Notating a bar
Replies: 17
Views: 4410

Re: Notating a bar

Widor, Symphonie No. 7:

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If played as written, the passage is practically impossible, let alone playable with any sense of legato. Divided intuitively, it is straightforward.
by Schonbergian
09 Dec 2021, 22:24
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Notating a bar
Replies: 17
Views: 4410

Re: Notating a bar

But in my experience, the note distribution in piano music written by the finest composers (=great musical thinker) who were also fine pianists is almost always the best distribution. The reason is that they didn't compose music and then fit it to the hands of a pianist. The composition and the act...
by Schonbergian
04 Dec 2021, 13:57
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Notating a bar
Replies: 17
Views: 4410

Re: Notating a bar

I would remove the rests in the latter third of the measure as they add visual clutter and the beaming already conveys distribution between the hands.
by Schonbergian
02 Dec 2021, 17:01
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: How to beam this?
Replies: 6
Views: 1768

Re: How to beam this?

I agree with John—his notation is much simpler and conveys just as much information.
by Schonbergian
15 Nov 2021, 09:49
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: cross staff or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 1962

Re: cross staff or not?

B without question, though most of your rests are redundant when compressed onto just one stave.
by Schonbergian
10 Nov 2021, 15:54
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: MuseScore 4 Beaming
Replies: 13
Views: 4792

Re: MuseScore 4 Beaming

To my eyes, the old beaming is far superior and obviously more musical. I'm amazed that anyone could call this progress.
by Schonbergian
01 Nov 2021, 12:54
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Henle then and now
Replies: 11
Views: 4405

Re: Henle then and now

While I agree that the modem Henle output is decidedly inferior to their previous work, it is also miles ahead of almost every other publisher with the possible exception of Wiener Urtext. Choosing between this or something from even a major esteemed publisher like Bärenreiter's new Beethoven editio...