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May
12
comment Should chords in Bach's solo violin pieces be arpeggiated if not marked as such?
I know a baroque violin teacher, specialising in Bach, who explicitly told me chords in Bach's solo violin works are meant to be arpeggiated. Disclaimer: I am not a violinist.
May
7
comment Is it too late to learn music theory and composition?
@user20273 Specifically on fugues: m.hooning.myahk.nl/analyse/fuga/fuga-tekst-en-red.pdf (Dutch link, English PDF). I should mention substantial theoretical knowledge and solid sight-reading are prerequisites, but it is very much worth it. For me, it was a real eye-opener when I read it.
May
7
comment Is it too late to learn music theory and composition?
The book is not quite old compared to the music the OP is talking about, namely Baroque counterpoint. This is one of the advantages of studying classical music: your resources don't get outdated very easily.
May
7
comment Dissonances and harmony
This last paragraph. Listen a lot to music you don't understand (play it, if you can!) and it will become more and more clear what is going on and why.
May
7
comment How do you write a corresponding bassline for an already written melody?
1st species? Could you elaborate on that? Also, what does "re" in your second sentence mean? Which "rules" are you referring to? How does this answer the question?
May
7
comment Where is the manuscript of Escenas Romanticas by Granados?
@BobBroadley While one would think the publisher must have had access to the manuscript, in this case this assumption was wrong. Apparently, the manuscript has been lost (see the last edit of my question).
May
7
comment Where is the manuscript of Escenas Romanticas by Granados?
To answer the question in the last sentence: because he definitely had no access to the manuscript. Boileau emailed back, I'll edit it into the question (since I can't answer anymore).
Apr
20
comment Where is the manuscript of Escenas Romanticas by Granados?
@BobBroadley Of course, the publisher must have had access to the manuscript! Thank you. It also is an interesting suggestion to ask on MusicFans.SE, though I am looking for the manuscript in the capacity of a pianist, not of a fan.
Apr
4
comment Did baroque composers expect you to “bring out” the voices in their pieces, the way today's critics seem to enjoy in players?
@Josiah Only basso continuo wasn't written out, generally. Other parts always were. (And mostly a basso continuo isn't just on his own, save recitatives.) And as for the filler part: I know someone who can improvise fugues, so in Baroque, when classical improvisation was more common so - I hope - more developed, people were quite capable of improvising inner voices
Apr
4
comment What interval do all the modes have in common?
Welcome to music.SE! I noticed both your questions here have only one tag and I find it hard to establish the right context. I assume you want information on improvisation in some non-classical style, but tagging a bit more extensively will not only help me (and other users) understand your question, it will also help you get your question in front of a bigger audience (and hence be more likely to get answered).
Apr
3
comment Why are conductors required at orchestra performances?
@SomeDudeOnTheInterwebs I joked about on this (please look at the edit history). In hindsight, I can see why someone would take offence, but it's a debate I hardly ever have to deal with in my offline environment, so I may not be the best judge.
Apr
3
comment Why are conductors required at orchestra performances?
Better? @djechlin
Apr
3
comment Why are conductors required at orchestra performances?
Sorry, it was meant as a joke but I now realise it's rather inappropriate. At the time it seemed funny given the conductor/conductress ratio. @djechlin
Apr
3
comment Why are conductors required at orchestra performances?
Wow, that's quite a bit more than I thought! I thought there were maybe ten or so. My sources are probably a bit dated. Let me update. @topomorto
Feb
21
comment Appreciating the music of J. S. Bach
The most final stage of Bach's composing is without any doubt his last version of "Vor deinem Thron tret ich", since he dictated it from his deathbed. It was the last piece he ever composed.
Dec
21
comment Rest above a note in a piano piece
Just not Notenbüchlein. Thank you!
Dec
21
comment Variation of Chopin's Mazurka Op. 68 no. 4 in F minor
FYI: Chopin produced countless versions of most of his music. Both slight differences (e.g. a missing or different ornament) and more substantial differences (e.g. pp versus con forza - on the main coloratura in the nocturne in D flat major) exist. This was due to the fact that he sent his music to multiple publishers at different times and sometimes gave his pupils slightly edited copies.
Dec
21
comment Rest above a note in a piano piece
Apparently, it isn't. Now I'm curious. What piece is this measure from?
Dec
21
comment Rest above a note in a piano piece
J. S. Bach, Notenbüchlein für Anna Magdalena Bach?
Oct
2
comment Does a diminished first exist?
Hm, good point. Apart from that I should not have overlooked the harmonic scale.@leftaroundabout (I assume you mean Bach's cello suites.)