sal wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:38 am
...Interesting. I just checked the music on my stand.
Noads "Baroque Guitar"-not one dynamic mark in the entire book.
Barrios Catedral-not one dynamic mark in the entire piece.
Twenty Sor studies-Segovia. Many of the pieces have no dynamics, except hairpins. Some have a dynamic mark only at the beginning of the piece.
Fred Sokalow 135 Repertoire pieces- 135 pieces, and not one dynamic mark among them.
Lauro Venezuelan Waltzes-has dynamic marks.
Well, as far as the Noad goes, Baroque composers didnt really use a lot of dynamic markings. Just glancing at facsimile sources in Koonce's Bach book, I only see an occasional "piano" and "forte" in Bach's own handwriting.
Regarding the Sor 20 Studies: all those dynamics are Segovia's additions. I have seen facsimile of early edtions of some of those studies without dynamics, but I don't know if they are all like that. THese pieces were intended to be "studies" anyway, not concert pieces, so i suppose it's possible that Sor decided to concentrate on other aspects of technique in these particular pieces?
Sor and his contemporaries (Giuliani, Carcassi, etc) certainly DID use plenty
of dynamic markings in their concert repertoire. Even Carcassi's famous Opus 60 studies have a lot in the original edition. (masterfully reproduced by Brian Jeffrey)
Fred Sokolow...? Didn't he write some "how to play jazz guitar" books? Not my first choice for a classical guitar anthology. I'd recommend the Royal Conservatory series titled "Bridges
Barrios: I can't answer that one; don't have the score. Sorry.
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