Sor Op. 60 Nr 6 - a minefield of rests? (Linked topic)

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Sor Op. 60 Nr 6 - a minefield of rests? (Linked topic)

Post by David Norton » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:48 pm

[This was originally posted to the "Let's Learn Sor's Op. 60" group. Realizing there's a number of Delcamp folks who don't visit that thread, I am reposting a link to my question here in hopes of wider input:]

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Re: Sor Op. 60 Nr 6 - a minefield of rests? (Linked topic)

Post by John Jay » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:13 pm

Hi David, for what it's worth, I don't think you're being over-literal at all. In my view, all rests and note values should be respected throughout this study (including by damping open-string melody notes if they would otherwise ring beyond their stated duration). The beauty of the piece, to me at least, lies largely in the contrast between those melody and bass lines that are broken by rests and those that are legato (such as the quarter-note descending melody in the third section and the bass line at the very end), all of which is completely lost if the composer's careful instructions are ignored.
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