Music and IQ, let's try again

Dr.Matt fields at
Mon Oct 2 06:19:17 EST 2000

In article <vETP$AAiB615EwxB at>,
Ken Moore  <ken at> wrote:
>In article <39d73ece.801081 at>, Samuel Vriezen <sqv at xs4all.
>nl.getridofthisone> writes
>>For starters, singers and
>>violinists generally have no use for 12TET and its calculations unless
>>they're forced by some piano accompanying them.
>In my experience, if there are enough of them (eg string orchestra or
>choir) they prefer to play their thirds in tune with each other and
>disregard the piano.  If you have a Barenreiter edition of the Mozart Eb
>piano quartet, K 493, look at its final chord: he asks for the piano to
>play Eb half notes but makes the rest of its chord quarters.  The G and
>Bb are half notes in the strings.  We don't know precisely what tuning
>he expected, of course.

We don't even know how his piano was tuned, actually.

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