half-pedalling

Related to half-pedalling: grand piano, Yamaha

half-pedalling

n
(Classical Music) a technique of piano playing in which the sustaining pedal is raised and immediately depressed thus allowing the lower strings to continue sounding
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Kissin combined quasi-orchestral colour with idiomatic pianistic devices, including some subtle half-pedalling to convey perspective; the playing was awesome.
He brings these attributes into good use in his accounts of the earlier sonatas, particularly the Rachmaninovian/Scriabinesque single-movement First Sonata and the similarly single-movement Third Sonata, where resourceful half-pedalling paints some striking tone-colourings.