Errors in Janacek?

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Errors in Janacek?

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This Twitter thread caught my attention https://twitter.com/stuart_macrae/statu ... 4601849856 You may need to scroll up slightly to get the beginning (including the relevant musical example).

Which begs a question: if something probably not intended by the composer but which has been regularly performed sounds more effective than the ‘correct’ reading, should a new critical edition always return to what the composer is presumed to have intended?
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For the sake of clarity, the screenshot shows the beginning of the Twitter thread in question.
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It would be interesting to know who made this change for the first time. The composer himself, or a conductor in contact with Janacek?
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X ?


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Den wrote:
02 Aug 2020, 17:29
X ?

VecMakropulos.jpg
Can you give us more context? I don't get it.
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OCTO wrote:
02 Aug 2020, 20:09
Den wrote:
02 Aug 2020, 17:29
X ?

VecMakropulos.jpg
Can you give us more context? I don't get it.
Janaček is famous for his own extravaganza.
What is sign X above notes ? What's that mean??
Some X tuplets or...
This come from Janacek Macropulos...

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Might the X be related to the action or staging rather than to the music? I don't have a copy of the score and the new critical edition is around €300…
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Or, the X with bracket could refer to a footnote somewhere in the score, or to a comment in a preface?
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If you can screenshot the whole page would be more helpful. What is EM?
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David Ward wrote:
03 Aug 2020, 08:23
... I don't have a copy of the score and the new critical edition is around €300…
€300 ? Please check price for this...
I mean price is about €685 on stretta-music..

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first edition Universal Edition, Vienna 1926 (piano-vocal score), 1970 (full score), 2014 (full score, piano-vocal score, ed. Jiří Zahrádka, critical edition)"
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