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  1. pianolady

    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    This is kind of strange. Look at the second measure. How do you accent a tied note? I'm sure pushing down hard of the the already depressed keys will not work. Or maybe I'm supposed to nod my head there to 'look' like an accent? :lol: :lol:

    Any ideas?

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    alf New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Yes, this could be not an accent, but a diminuendo inflection. See the controversial diminuendo/accent notation in Schubert's music. Dunno, just a possible explanation. Written that way you can only mimic the accent, not actually play it. Who's the composer?
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    It's Granados.

    Thanks, Alfonso. But I do not understand what "mimic the accent' means.
     
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    I'd have bet good money on it. :lol:

    Sorry, I meant you have to mime the accent.

    At any rate, I actually have no clues and hope someone can shed light on that odd sign, I'm just curious now.
     
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    I've played something before (I want to say it was Rachmaninoff) that had a crescendo marked on a sustained chord. As if! :lol:

    Maybe Granados wrote that for clavichord?
     
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    Ok, I'll try almost anything. :lol: :lol:


    Sorry, Alf. I still don't really get this. But I'll let you know if I ever learn the answer.

    That's pretty much the same thing as my accent over a tied note. Who knows...
     
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    alf New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Beethoven and Schumann also have "unplayable" dynamic indications. For example the cresc. at ms.254 in the first movement of the Les Adieux sonata.
     
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    My version (Schenker) says it's measure 252, but I see that. :D That's a matter of first and second endings...my textbook anthologies all count the measures of first and second endings as the same measures, which is what this version did.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    That Les Adieux one doesn't seem too odd to me. Basically, isn't it just crescendoing from 251 to the end?

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    Yes, a crescendo of two notes, the first of which is the resolution of an appoggiatura... pretty awkward isn't it?
     
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    I could be wrong but I think the accented notes are played. Perhaps the ties are interpreted as a tenuto?

    It could be an engraver's error.
     
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    There are tons of errors in the book I'm using, so that makes sense. Thanks, Pete.
     
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    Don't you have a recording of the piece, Monica?
     
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    I do now. Just forked over another .99 cents to itunes to hear de Larrocha play this. (been doing this a lot lately!) Anyway, I could hear no accent on this spot in the music, so it must be an error. You wouldn't believe how many errors I have found. Most of them are missing accidentals, but in this piece there is also a place where there are repeat signs but no indication of where to go back to. I like mysteries, but I'm kind of getting tired of trying to figure out how these Granados pieces are supposed to be played!

    Thanks for your help, Terez, Alf and Pete. :)
     
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    Say, is there an authoritative edition of Granados's music? An Urtext if you will?
     
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    If there is, I'd like to know. But I doubt it. I've listened to so many players play his pieces and they are all so different from one another. I suppose de Larrocha would play the most 'authentic' music, but still...it would be nice to see it in print. I'm using a Dover edition and never checked other editions. Thanks for giving me the idea, Pete. :wink:
     
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    The complete edition edited by Douglas Riva should be pretty reliable, seeing as he worked closely with Larrocha.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Why am I always the last one to find out about these things?:x I didn't even know there was a Riva edition. :oops:

    I sure am glad that I hang around with such smart people. :D I'll check out the book very soon!
     
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    I was also unaware of a Larrocha/Riva edition.

    Apparently, it IS the urtext edition, if anyone finds it online, let us all know!
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Oh, yes, Pete. That's it! I'm so excited. Just found the complete set on a Spanish music publishers website and struggled with working out the money conversion of the various volumes. But then I found them at sheetmusicplus.com

    here is the direct link:

    http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/store/smp ... 0984429714


    The $740 dollars for the complete set shocked me, and I'm sure my husband will not let me order it. But I don't want every volume. Only 8 of them, so I'm going to order two at time to avoid suspicion.
     

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