sostenuto pedal


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sostenuto pedal

n
(Instruments) another term for sustaining pedal
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Of course, interpretation and use of the sostenuto pedal are two key components to any approach to the performance of any Ravel piano literature.
Missing from many pianos, the sostenuto pedal is awkward to incorporate as part of a regular practicing routine, and its use may seem anachronistic to pianists concerned with performing in a historically informed style.
The piano must make significant use of the sostenuto pedal for special resonance effects, silently depressing specified keys and then applying the sostenuto pedal to raise the dampers on the strings for these selected pitches.
65) SYMPATHETIC VIBRATIONS The pianist produces sympathetic The pianist silently depresses vibrations by holding one hand on keys with one hand while playing silently depressed keys while with the other or holds down keys playing the other hand, or by with the sostenuto pedal while holding keys with the sostenuto playing with both hands.
Both hands play in the treble above bass chords held with the sostenuto pedal.
change messages, including piano-like Sostenuto pedal and Soft
In certain textures, the sostenuto pedal can assist with keeping bass notes or chords present, while still allowing a leaner, better-balanced texture.
The sostenuto pedal gives the pianist an ability to create what's called an organ pedal point by keeping a specific note's damper or dampers in their open position, allowing those strings to continue to sing while other notes can be played without continuing to resonate.
Example 13) "Here Gieseking felt that Debussy wanted the special effect of the main chord diminishing, as if the sostenuto pedal were being used.
Might the sostenuto pedal be employed to play a pedal point so the left hand does not have to sustain it?
On the other hand, it seems inconsistent for her to advise pianists to use all three pedals in Bach (because when playing his music we are making a transcription from the sound and touch of the harpsichord) but to advise against using the sostenuto pedal in Debussy (because his pianos didn't have one).
Use the sostenuto pedal to sustain notes, if appropriate.