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From: "Don Cox" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 4:45 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Hall specific tempi and reorchestrations (was The
> On 06/04/06, Steven Smolian wrote:
>> I think this concept of tempi suitable to the hall is made clear by
>> considering the need for organists, say, to adjust the tempo of the
>> Widor Toccata to the acoustical environment so the middle voices don't
>> become muddlevoices.
>> On the other extreme, I've yet to discover a way to rationalize
>> Toscanini's tempo for the Entrance of the Meistersingers in his live
>> recording, which is taken at trot tempo.
> Do you mean the 1937 Salzburg performance, or a different one?
>> I'm also convinced that Mahler's reorchestrations were made for
>> specific halls. I betcha those for the Concertgebouw differ from those
>> made for other locations. That would make an interesting study.
> Don Cox
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