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by John Ruggero
25 Sep 2021, 19:52
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Some Slurs in the “Appassionata”
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Some Slurs in the “Appassionata”

Anders, thanks for filling in what I left out about the F-flat--E-flat motive that looms so large in the exposition. This motive is what makes it is so tempting to bring out the upper left hand voice at the expense of the bass part along with the purely physical inclination that pianists have to bri...
by John Ruggero
24 Sep 2021, 02:40
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Some Slurs in the “Appassionata”
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Some Slurs in the “Appassionata”

After many years of misinterpreting a passage in the first movement of Beethoven’s Sonata op. 57, suddenly “the scales fell from my eyes”… or rather the scale has moved down into the bass part where it belongs. Let me explain. While proofreading against Beethoven’s manuscript, I noticed the interest...
by John Ruggero
21 Sep 2021, 13:48
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Old Music Standard
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: Old Music Standard

I like the wide spacing and would actually prefer more space between the two l's in Allegro, which seem to be touching. Also the left sloping line on the capitol A is a little too thick for my taste:
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by John Ruggero
20 Sep 2021, 23:23
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: Old Music Standard
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: Old Music Standard

Fantastic, OCTO!!! This looks like the one I've been waiting for. Goodbye TNR.
by John Ruggero
20 Sep 2021, 21:41
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: An accent question, re: string writing
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: An accent question, re: string writing

There are plenty of marcato accents in Bartok's quartets, as one would expect, but I couldn't find any that are combined with a staccato dot. There was a least one combined with a tenuto indication, however.
by John Ruggero
19 Sep 2021, 02:43
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Layout of a song cylcle?
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Layout of a song cylcle?

If it is completely continuous, indenting might be disruptive. This looks good:

https://ks4.imslp.info/files/imglnks/us ... -Op.98.pdf
by John Ruggero
18 Sep 2021, 14:50
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beaming in Beethoven’s “Tempest”
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Beaming in Beethoven’s “Tempest”

A second addendum concerns the beaming in the last movement of the piano sonata op. 31 no. 3. In this case, Nägeli and Simrock differ. Nägeli beams several passages by the measure. Here is the first: op 31 no 3.4 Naegeli.jpeg Simrock this passage by the beat: op 31 no 3.4 Simrock.jpeg This presents ...
by John Ruggero
18 Sep 2021, 02:39
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: An accent question, re: string writing
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: An accent question, re: string writing

David, the marking is certainly also used in piano music as a strong, heavy accent of a staccato note, just like it looks. As far as I can recall, it's not common before the 20th century, but I just found a few examples in Schoenberg's piano music.
by John Ruggero
16 Sep 2021, 23:03
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beaming in Beethoven’s “Tempest”
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Beaming in Beethoven’s “Tempest”

As an addendum and on a different subject, I would like to show the first few measures of the second movement of Beethoven's Piano Sonata op. 31 no. 3 in both the Nägeli and Simrock editions to illustrate Beethoven's system of placing the notes on the staves in his piano music. The Nägeli appears to...
by John Ruggero
16 Sep 2021, 21:29
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Beaming in Beethoven’s “Tempest”
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Beaming in Beethoven’s “Tempest”

The primary sources for Beethoven’s three sonatas op. 31 are unlike those for his other piano sonatas. The first publisher Nägeli made a such a mess that Beethoven disowned the edition and asked Simrock to engrave a second “first” edition. Simrock’s edition is far more accurate, but modernizes the d...