Here is a small extract from Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 49, II Andante con moto tranquillo:
Until I can redo the screenshot, these notes should be marked as staccato too
I am a bit confused about where I should change the bow:
- The slur symbol indicates that the bow direction should stay the same
- The passage starts with an up-bow, and ends with a down-bow
These two points seem to contradict each other. Should I start with an up-bow, and play a down-bow for the last note, or how should I interpret this? The next 3 notes in the passage are an octave lower, with exactly the same bow directions.