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After the Golden AgeRomantic Pianism and Modern Performance$
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Kenneth Hamilton

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195178265

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178265.001.0001

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 A Singing Tone

 A Singing Tone

(p.139) 5 A Singing Tone
After the Golden Age

Kenneth Hamilton

Oxford University Press

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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