col legno


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col legno

(ˈkɒl ˈleɡnəʊ; ˈleɪnjəʊ)
adv
(Music, other) music to be played (on a stringed instrument) by striking the strings with the back of the bow
[Italian: with the wood]

col legno

striking the strings with the stick of the bow
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Mozart did write col legno parts in his Turkish concerto, and playing on the bridge isn't anything new.
Her notable roles have included Titania in Midsummer Night's Dream, Calliope in Apollo, Lilac Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, and Dark Angel in Serenade, and she has performed featured roles in such ballets as Carmina Burana, Balanchine's Western Symphony, Slaughter on 10th Avenue, Monumentum Pro Gesualdo, Divertimento 15, Peter Martins' Fearful Symmetries and Kevin O'Day's Col Legno.
Sometimes the results were mannered and specious: the dog barking in Spring's somnolent slow movement sounded rabid; bass-register timbres were frequently explosive (with even some 'Bartok' pizzicatos); and did I hear some bowing col legno (wood of the bow) brought in for added colour?
27 /PRNewswire/ -- Intertwining the classic with the contemporary, Pennsylvania Ballet leaps into its 36th season and the new millennium with a triple tour of BALANCHINE MASTERPIECES -- the sensational SLAUGHTER ON 10TH AVENUE, the classically dazzling RUBIES and the exotic BUGAKU, October 20th through 24th, followed by a showcase of THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST By Pennsylvania Ballet, featuring Kevin O'Day's COL LEGNO, the U.