This is from Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody 2 in C# minor. Is this a double sharp sign? It looks kind of funny. The edition is by Julia Rivé-King, a Liszt student.

x with four dots


If you compare your edition with the first edition here http://imslp.org/wiki/Special:ImagefromIndex/67715 you are right, it's a weird sign for a double sharp. I've never seen one like that before.

  • Thank you, this answers it in the affirmative. That's a double sharp alright. Mine is from the one by Julia Rivé-King (at the request of Liszt, it says). May 28 '16 at 2:58
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    This might be a misusage by the engraver. That mark looks more like one of those "take it from here after the second repetition" signs for specifying the large-scale execution order of a movement. May 28 '16 at 16:07
  • I thought the same thing myself while researching this, but that didn't seem like a fitting symbol in this particular context. May 29 '16 at 16:54
  • @KilianFoth: I've seen the same symbol used for double-sharp elsewhere. See page 5 of My Grandmother's watch loc.gov/resource/sm1878.09874.0/?sp=5 second measure.
    – supercat
    Feb 8 '17 at 18:19

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