Certain mannerisms recurred - icy harmonics, juddering sul ponticello tremolandi
- but more striking was the way the small form intensified each composer's individuality.
It has dollars and pounds and tons; metallurgy and tremolandi
Those special effects of pizzicato, tremolandi
, harmonics and an array of others were present and correct.
The music gradually accelerates, climaxing in a furious outburst of sixteenth notes and tremolandi
, before subsiding and returning to the opening material.
1) Ligeti produces this fluid, mechanistic music by deploying an extremely fast, even succession of notes primarily in tremolandi
and scalar figures which, at the end, abruptly cease "as though torn off.
Spontaneously, Elgar set these words to music, a dramatic phrase involving a descending minor ninth over excitable tremolandi
in the accompaniment, with i a crashing downward flourish.
For the experimental textures of the three sonatas of the Opus 31 set, Schiff plumped for the perfectly proportioned dynamics and pedal colours of a BUsendorfer, an ideal vehicle to reveal how, with their cross-hand techniques, use of tremolandi
and recourse to operatic devices, these powerful works push the resources of Beethoven's contemporary piano to their limits and beyond.