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  1. Music Theory
    Dear all, There are huge differences among the interpretation frameworks of baroque sarabands. For instance, JS Bach BWV 996 saraband (original for lute), you may find on YT a lot of different renditions, which tempo goes from slow adagio to ... saraband as a dance. Indication of the tempo...
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    If you had to pick, which tempo markings would you say Beethoven was at his best? (I'm being very generic with the poll here). If I had been asked this even a week ago I would have said a faster tempo without a doubt. But recently I've been listening to his slower tempo works a lot more (Piano...
  3. Music Theory
    Dear Forum, in Corelli's 8th Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op.6, I found an (apparently) exceeding bar. Pace is 3/4, but this one lasts three half-notes, for an amount of 6/4, that is double. Is this a common practice, in classical music? Could anyone tell me more about this? Thank you.
  4. Music Theory
    I have a piece at 6/8. The tempo is indicated as a dotted-quarter note of 75. How would be the tempo indicated as a quarter note? In other words ; if q.=75, then q= ? Sibelius seems to convert the q into 113. Is this correct?
  5. Strings
    The slow movement of Bach's Double Violin Concerto is one of the best pieces ever written. My problem with the concerto is the 3rd movement. The tempo marking is Allegro, yet too often I hear it played with a "Let's rush through this as fast as we can" approach. Do you mind the fast tempo?
  6. Orchestral Music
    A continuation of the Saturday Symphonies Tradition: Welcome to another weekend of symphonic listening! For your listening pleasure this weekend: Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911) Symphony No. 3 1. Kräftig. Entschieden 2. Tempo di Menuetto 3. Comodo (Scherzando) 4. Sehr langsam - Misterioso 5...
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