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The Polonaises, with their “cannon buried in flowers,” in Schumann’s words, have become symbolic and poignant evocations of an oppressed people. Listen to Rafal Blechacz playing the Polonaise in A-flat major Op. 53 “Heroique” in a live broadcast from the Polish Television. Read more >>

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Author Topic: Help with Liszt´s first transcendental etude  (Read 151 times)
rovis77
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« on: September 12, 2017, 03:04:10 AM »

Why does Liszt write with a double stem the sixteenth notes that start on measure 2 and end on measure 3?. Thanks!!

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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 06:00:38 AM »

Liszt wants to show that there are three separate voices to play simultaneously; 1. the notes in the bottom staff, 2. the notes in the top staff with stems pointing downward, and 3. the notes in the top staff with the stems pointing upward. Try to imagine it as three separate instruments playing together.
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