con sordino


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con sordino

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(Classical Music) music See sordino3

con sordino

with a mute attached to the instrument
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The piece's third movement is a gem among Dvorak's quartet works and the ensemble duly deliver this nocturne con sordino in an atmosphere akin to the discrete grief of Stabat Mater as a reminiscence that is not uttered aloud (the wonderful trio of violins and viola).
Chapter 6 (with the exception of a final section on improvisation that would more appropriately have been included in chapter 8) concerns "special effects": dynamics, harmonics, pizzicato, scordatura, con sordino, sul ponticello, vibrato, and portamento; of these, the last two differ from the others in that they are usually treated as ornaments in the methods.
One of Schneider's especially questionable editorial practices is his replacement of con sordino ("with mute") in the horns with bouche ("stopped" with the hand), although he retains senza sordino in all cases but one.