Music and IQ, let's try again

Dr.Matt fields at login.itd.umich.edu
Mon Oct 2 06:19:17 EST 2000


In article <vETP$AAiB615EwxB at hpsl.demon.co.uk>,
Ken Moore  <ken at hpsl.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>In article <39d73ece.801081 at news.xs4all.nl>, 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.

>-- 
>Ken Moore
>ken at hpsl.demon.co.uk
>Web site: http://www.hpsl.demon.co.uk/


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