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Brahms, Tchaikovsky and the polysemic hairpin


Following on from an earlier post about Tchaikovsky’s hairpins, today I learned about the Brahmsian hairpin too. Continue reading

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Tchaikovsky’s hairpins


The secret life of hairpins In The Secret Life of Musical Notation, Roberto Poli examines a number of notational conventions—hairpins, sforzandi, rinforzandi, pedals, stretti and rhythmic values—that have perplexed him as a performer, and led him to investigate the possibility … Continue reading

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