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20:19 Aug 23, 2000
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Italian term or phrase:sordino
This term is mentioned in the phrase, "sempre pp e senza sordino" at the top of a piece of music, specifically Beethoven's Sonata #14 in C sharp minor.
Here, "sordino" refers to the muting pedal of the piano....
Explanation: ...colloquially known as the "soft pedal" or damper. What Beethoven wanted in the
"Moonlight" sonata was a continuous, very soft arpeggiated left-hand motif, without the use of the damper pedanl, and with the melody carried in the widely spaced right-hand notes. HTH!
Heathcliff United States Local time: 18:47 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 504