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 A Singing Tone

Kenneth Hamilton

in After the Golden Age

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780195178265
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199870035 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178265.003.0005
  A Singing Tone

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This chapter analyses the Romantic obsession with a cantabile “singing tone” on the piano, with particular reference to techniques of pedaling, arpeggiation, and asynchronization of hands. The attitudes of Chopin, Liszt, Leschetizky, Paderewski, Busoni, and Grainger to the topic are discussed in detail.

Keywords: singing tone; pedaling; arpeggation; asynchronization; Leschetizky; Paderewski

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Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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