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The note in question is circled here: it's an F-natural in the 2 scores I found on IMSLP. My teacher seems to remember that it should be F-# as in the subsequent descending sequence. Can anyone confirm either way?

mm. 71–74, with m. 72 second note circled

This passage occurs at the end of the poco menu, immediately before the return of tempo I.

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  • What clef is this?! That's a B in bass, an A in alto, and a G in treble (and the 0 on the preceding note suggests bass). Seems a bit odd for it to become an F of any kind... Commented Feb 27, 2022 at 22:01
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    @AndyBonner it’s an F in tenor clef. Commented Feb 27, 2022 at 22:44
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    A.k.a. "cello clef" :) Commented Feb 27, 2022 at 23:05
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    @AndyBonner I suppose you did not notice the profile image of the user who asked the question.
    – phoog
    Commented Feb 28, 2022 at 8:54
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    @AndyBonner That is not an "0" but the "thumb" indicator. Commented Feb 28, 2022 at 12:07

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The overwhelming consensus from members of the Internet Cello Society (via FB) is that the first note is definitely F-natural. they checked both the original published version and various early performances

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  • Do they offer any explanation?
    – Aaron
    Commented Mar 2, 2022 at 16:56
  • @Aaron they checked both the original published version and various early performances Commented Mar 2, 2022 at 18:21
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    That's valuable. It should be part of your answer.
    – Aaron
    Commented Mar 2, 2022 at 18:43
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    I listened to several versions on YouTube. About a third of them play F and two thirds F-sharp. Both versions are musically convincing.
    – PiedPiper
    Commented Mar 2, 2022 at 20:44

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