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by Anders Hedelin
15 Jun 2020, 06:49
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lost Notation 5
Replies: 21
Views: 3254

Re: Lost Notation 5

I have not read Kinderman's book but found a downloadable paper by the same author on this address: https://online.ucpress.edu/jams/article/35/2/306/49690/The-Evolution-and-Structure-of-Beethoven-s It looks promising, but it seems that the book also contains Beethoven's sketches with comments, which...
by Anders Hedelin
14 Jun 2020, 05:52
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lost Notation 5
Replies: 21
Views: 3254

Re: Lost Notation 5

Thanks for the analysis, John. The 'weirdness effect' in ms. 11-12 I hear somewhat differently, though. To me it's created by the progression from a diminished seventh chord to a plain major triad in root position, and the wrong one at that (a G major triad in first inversion would have been much mo...
by Anders Hedelin
13 Jun 2020, 12:52
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lost Notation 5
Replies: 21
Views: 3254

Re: Lost Notation 5

I couldn't think of another piece originally written for the piano that has the scope, unity, variety, humanity, universality, and profundity of the Diabelli Variations. There's one aspect more, I think (or it's already included in what you say) - foreshadowing. In the variation XX there are some v...
by Anders Hedelin
12 Jun 2020, 19:05
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lost Notation 5
Replies: 21
Views: 3254

Re: Lost Notation 5

We are as old as we feel, I guess. Both ways.
by Anders Hedelin
12 Jun 2020, 18:36
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lost Notation 5
Replies: 21
Views: 3254

Re: Lost Notation 5

I thought like that when I was young, making an effort to understand what I didn't understand, or like, immediately. I'm glad I did, for that considerably widened my horizons. Now, at my age (71) I find that I still don't like some works of the masters, and I don't blame myself for that. Everything ...
by Anders Hedelin
11 Jun 2020, 14:14
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lost Notation 5
Replies: 21
Views: 3254

Re: Lost Notation 5

To refer to my old piano teacher again, he once claimed that Mozart had a 'real sense of humour', Beethoven didn't. I never understood that then, and still don't. I think Beethoven had a great sense of humour, not only in general, but of self-parody, which I think Mozart lacked completely. The Diabe...
by Anders Hedelin
11 Jun 2020, 12:55
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lost Notation 5
Replies: 21
Views: 3254

Re: Lost Notation 5

I have a slightly different theory: Perhaps no sfs in the left hand of ms. 95, 97-99. The syncopated chord in the left hand of m. 95 is to me more a conclusion of the roulade section with its parodically agitated fast notes - like 'enough of this nonsense' - than a start of the new dominant-seventh ...
by Anders Hedelin
09 Jun 2020, 17:05
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Note values in Schumann
Replies: 36
Views: 4352

Re: Note values in Schumann

Since I think Schumann knew the difference between dotted and double-dotted notes, this implies to me that he wanted a more flexible interpretation of the rhythm - sometimes 'in time' as it were, sometimes - with the double dots - the fast notes even faster. This is inspired music, mind.
by Anders Hedelin
09 Jun 2020, 16:20
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Note values in Schumann
Replies: 36
Views: 4352

Re: Note values in Schumann

Well, the cases would have been the same, hadn't it been for there being a trill in one case and there being none in the other.
by Anders Hedelin
09 Jun 2020, 14:04
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Note values in Schumann
Replies: 36
Views: 4352

Re: Note values in Schumann

I guess your example with Nachsläge is somewhat different from mine. Nachsläge are part of a trill, and therefore part fo the trill's speed, slightly slower or not. In the Symphonic Etudes' example there are no Nachsläge, and therefore the rhythm has to be more decided upon.