Schumann Op. 9, Carnaval: Sphinxes?

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Schumann Op. 9, Carnaval: Sphinxes?

Postby joeisapiano » Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:42 pm

So what in the world is a pianist supposed to do with that?

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Postby juufa72 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:55 pm

what the heck are those symbols symbolizing?
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Postby techneut » Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:14 am

These are not 'symbols' but double notes. You sometimes see them to fill a complete 4/2 of 8/4 bar.
They represent different permutations of the ASCH theme, a these assiciated with Clara's birthplace Asch, and featuring prominently in Carnaval. The concensus is that they should not be played.
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