RobMacKillop wrote:It seems impossible to keep this thread on track. Okay, let's forget Llobet. Let's all talk about our understanding of the word staccato. Actually, let's not. If someone is so keen on learning what we all understand by staccato , please start a dedicated thread.
Sorry Rob - of course I understand the thrust of the thread. I put it to you though that other markings than just the fingering directions are equally pertinent to our understanding of these publications as historical documents, being some of the often sparse clues shedding faint illumination on the performance practices of such individuals as Llobet.
If we make interpretive judgements without understanding how language changes over time we are wont to inadvertantly draw a further layer of obfuscation over the matter (as appears to have happened through Jeffrey's stab at it).
Clues as to the meaning of the word are right there in my response to 2handband by the way
- I researched this decades ago when physically visiting libraries was our main recourse. I'm buggered if I'm going to spell it out if nobody can be bothered to do what must be a relatively simple job using modern technology.
seen those lines before Rob, though I can't for the life of me remember exactly where - for what it's worth, and as I recall, they always indicated continuation of i, m alternation. I'll have a rummage amongst my books - see if I can come up with some examples.
Do you know the date of the Llobet publication?