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Sawn in half: Mendelssohn and the divided pedal

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

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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.

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Published date: 12 February 2008
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.


Local EPrints ID: 184803
PURE UUID: f7cccb6a-ac49-4979-9127-7c18dd708b8d
ORCID for David Owen Norris: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 09 May 2011 12:34
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:50

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