Bowing Articulation Curiosity

• Jun 9, 2017 - 07:44

This appears in Busoni's Tanzwalzer in the eleventh bar of the third movement:—

The first bar has a slur placed over three notes with the first two to be articulated in staccatos, I am not sure if it suggests a combined-note bowing, where the bow stops short of the staccatos and continues in the same direction, implying:—

However, Del Mar suggests it is 'meaningless and must be a misprint', voiding my beliefs of the previous.

And then, the second bar is considered ungrammatical by the contemporary notation standards; I am now more inclined to think that the first bar peculiarity is the conventional notation during that time. This begets the question: is the first bar articulation really a misprint or an actual combined-note bowing technique (if fortunate, the one described above)?


This is Portato.
means: legato, but a little separated (articulated).

for strings : same bowstroke with a little articulation. (with finger)
for brass and woodwinds: legato with half tongue.

for piano and guitar: a little separated.
for example:
note duration: (not exact timings; just for description)
Legato: %100
Portato: %95
Tenuto: %90
Staccato with tenuto: %85
normal duration: %80
Staccato: %50

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