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Topic: Beethoven's 5th  (Read 1790 times)

Offline Antnee

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Beethoven's 5th
on: April 30, 2004, 05:05:28 AM
Hey guys,

I've been messing around with Liszt's transcription of beethoven's fifth. The question is, since I'm relatively new to advanced music reading, Wht do the 'extra measures' marked 'Ossia' mean?

-Tony
"The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music they should be taught to love it instead." -  Stravinsky

Offline bernhard

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Re: Beethoven's 5th
Reply #1 on: April 30, 2004, 01:20:01 PM
It means an alternative (usually simpler).

Sometimes (Schumann comes to mind) the composer could not decide which version he liked better, so he writes the alternative as well. In this kind of ossia, performers sometimes play the ossia version on the repeat.

Best wishes,
Bernhard.
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Offline Antnee

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Re: Beethoven's 5th
Reply #2 on: May 02, 2004, 01:57:36 AM
Ahh ok, thanks Bernhard... :)

-Tony-
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