Paganini caprice no. 1
I have the new Paganini caprices edition by Endre Granat and in measure 25 the 2nd note he has a C-natural rather than a B-natural as in most other editions. I looked at the manuscript and it's just a big blob on ink. I think it sounds like it should be an e minor chord rather than C major. I wanted to get other's opinions on this.
Ooh! A real gear-head question! Not a rosin thread! Loving it. Too bad I don't have any idea because I'll never play that.
What rosin is best for Paganini caprice no.1 ?
You can't go by what it sounds like it "should" be. You should look at the harmony, especially in the case of Paganini, who use fairly typical progressions.
Not sure what I think, but here's the music!
I can think of a ton of examples where a dominant 7th chord would lead to the chord a half step above.
I played them both (slowly;) and I think the C sounds better, for what that's worth.
"I can think of a ton of examples where a dominant 7th chord would lead to the chord a half step above."
Paganini caprice no. 11, measure 11.
I will say that again that I’ve always believed it’s an e minor chord. I was just wondering if there were any good reasons for it to be c major over e minor.
C is certainly possible coming from the preceding chord ("deceptive cadence"), but it gives parallel fifths with the D chord that follows, and so is very unlike;y to be correct.
Scott, I don’t think you’re following the facts here correctly in this case: we know Paganini never saw the proofs for the first edition, and that ink spot is clearly in the C space. So, i’m not rewriting anything by saying perhaps it’s C, only that the evidence already pointing to C doesn’t sound terrible in practice.
Sorry everyone: I stand corrected on one issue: yes, a V or V7 can indeed lead to a vi or even iv6.
"Urtext" editions with a "C"
Parallel 5ths never stopped Mozart.
Another note question:
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