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The prova all'italiana is the first rehearsal that put togheter singers chorus and the orchestra that usually play on stage performing the opera just like an concert... it is used to put togheter just the music an singing and that's it. After that there are 3 "prove generali" the first with all of the opera set but just with the piano playing the music then ...


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In terms of Liszt’s music, the label “piano transcription” is often misleading. Although Liszt did write many (relatively) faithful transcriptions, such as the Beethoven Symphony series, most of his derivative works were concert paraphrases or “enhanced” transcriptions, such as his version of Danse Macabre. Among piano composers, Liszt was one of the ...


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I do not believe, except maybe in rare instances, that staffs that large were used. You may be thinking of Lute tabs. All early music scores were written by hand. It's very time consuming to do this and they were after the most efficient use of space. This is why the 4 line staff with clefs and ligatures were used. I would start, of course, start with ...


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It seems that this is a topic that has been debated for some time, since at least the 18th century. Mattheson (quoted in Anthony Newman) suggests that tactus is indeed related to heartbeat. He further says that systolic and diastolic 'beats' can be thought of as up and down beats, as in a 2/2 time signature or similar. This might have some truth in it, ...


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Having played both piano and harpsichord, let me throw another idea out there on top of all the excellent academic sources people have quoted: In harpsichord it does not matter how hard or soft you hit the key (since it plucks rather than hits the string). Good technique is, thus, centered around control of the "touch", and typically the goal is to keep ...



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