Re: Fast Trills or How fast are fast trills? (Huseyin Hacihabiboglu )

Subject: Re: Fast Trills or How fast are fast trills?
From:    Huseyin Hacihabiboglu  <h.hacihabiboglu(at)QUB.AC.UK>
Date:    Fri, 28 Feb 2003 11:04:31 -0000

Dear Judy, I don't know of any quantitative references on how fast it is possible to play trills on the piano, but there are very nice musical examples (some of which include player pianos rather than actual performers). For this I would recommend different recordings of: 1) Gyorgy Ligeti, Continuum (it has both harpsichord and piano versions) - There exist many nice examples of this work. The CD released under Sony label (Ligeti Edition, Vol.5 Mechanical Music) 2) Gyorgy Ligeti, Etudes for piano - A good and recent example is Idil Biret's latest recoring of first two sets of Etudes released this year under Naxos. 3) Conlon Nancarrow, Studies for player piano - as far as I know, Joanna McGregor played and recorded some of these "player piano" pieces I believe, a rhythmical analysis of different recordings will give an idea of how fast it is possible to play the piano (in general) and trills (in particular). All the best, ___________________________________ Hüseyin Hacihabiboglu, MSc. Sonic Arts Research Centre - SARC School of Computer Science Queen's University Belfast, UK Tel: +44 28 9027 4761, Fax: +44 28 9027 4828 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Judy Brown" <brown(at)MEDIA.MIT.EDU> To: <AUDITORY(at)LISTS.MCGILL.CA> Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 11:11 PM Subject: Fast Trills or How fast are fast trills? > Does anybody know of references on how fast it's possible to trill > (piano)? And is this limited by capability of the performer or > recovery time for the action? > > thanks, > Judy > > -- > > =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* > Judy Brown | > jbrown (at)| > brown (at) |E15 401, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139 > |584 Science Cnt, Wellesley College, 02481 > =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* >

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