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The Art of Performance$
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Heinrich Schenker and Heribert Esser

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195151510

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151510.001.0001

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(p.65) TEN Rests
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The Art of Performance
Author(s):

Heinrich Schenker

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151510.003.0010

This chapter shows that rests can have different functions, emphasizing those that have motivic significance. Various means pianists can use to assure continuity and tension over the rest are described, as are the terms “Atempause” (breathing space) and “Notpause” (rest of necessity).

Keywords:   motivic, Atempause, breathing space, Notpause, rest of necessity

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