[ilds] Tunc 1.1

Bruce Redwine bredwine1968 at earthlink.net
Sat May 21 18:54:51 PDT 2016


RP:  “If you accept that the mark in the book is indeed a [f]ermata (which it is, but may not be the only explanation of this particular mark) then you have to ask why Durrell used it, and how he knew about it (his musical abilities were intuitive, not technical).

Yes!

Bruce




> On May 21, 2016, at 12:18 AM, Richard Pine <pinedurrellcorfu at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I think it's worth pointing out that the fermata above the name of Claude Vincendon indicates a Pause - the duration of which is to be decided, in orchestral music, by the conductor, in (say) piano-playing by the pianist. It says 'here we pause, ready to go on again'. Conductors who are unfamiliar with it (for example, towards the end of several national anthems) ignore it at their peril.
> There's nothing 'obscene' about it, provided you accept it as a musical indication. If you want to see something obscene about a fermata, then that opens up a (w)hole area of musical notation that would surprise musicians.
> If you accept that the mark in the book is indeed a dermata (which it is, but may not be the only explanation of this particular mark) then you have to ask why Durrell used it, and how he knew about it (his musical abilities were intuitive, not technical).
> RP
> 

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