Sawn in half: Mendelssohn and the divided pedal

Norris, David Owen (2008) Sawn in half: Mendelssohn and the divided pedal.

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Authors/Creators:Norris, David Owen
Description/Abstract:The researcher traces the history of the divided damper-rail from London-built square pianos of the 1760s. He demonstrates a number of passages in Mendelssohn's piano writing which require the divided pedal, also mentioning other aspects of performance that are affected by early piano design, including fingering and rhythmic distortion. This item includes downloadable transcript and image files.

Original Publication URL:http://primo.sas.ac.uk/eprints/10/
Item Type:Music Item - UNSPECIFIED
Music Item Type:performance
Locations:London, GB (place_of_pub)
Additional Information:An exploration of the ways in which Mendelssohn exploited the divided sustaining pedal found on Broadwood pianos. Deposited on the PRIMO website as an audio file with visual attachments.
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions:University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Music
Date:12 February 2008
URL:http://primo.sas.ac.uk/eprints/10/
ePrint ID:184803

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