Arietta


Walkthrough (3)

The Complete Score

We are now ready to weave all the strands of this beautiful tapestry together. Having worked individually on the inflection of the melody, the flow of tension and release in the harmony, and the smoothness of the accompaniment, you should not have any difficulty playing all these parts together with expression and understanding. A few remaining observations and practice techniques may be useful as you are practising the complete score. Measures 1-4 There is an apparent contradiction in the dynamic inflection of the opening phrase. Grieg’s first crescendo (going into bar 2) coincides with an increase in harmonic tension, but...

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