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It depends whether you are trying to imitate the harpsichord or the clavichord. The harpsichord doesn't have "touch sensitive" dynamics - if a note plays at all it is at its full volume. That is an advantage for polyphonic music, because nothing can "get lost", and you can still bring individual parts using articulation rather than dynamics. For fast ...


The main problem with tempo and dynamic variations in baroque music is that baroque music tends to be polyphonic with independent voices and skewed themes. Volume changes cannot be done independently without having the transparency of the polyphony suffering, and tempo changes in mid-strife tend to hit different themes in the voices in different state of ...

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