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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.
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Ilde Grimaldi
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naHere, "sordino" refers to the muting pedal of the piano....Heathcliff


  

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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
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Explanation:
Following the fine Heathcliff's research
I think that for "sordino" you could also say "Mute", that is a term referred also to instruments different from piano.


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Explanation:
(mus.) mute; sordino*; sourdine; damper; (di pianoforte) soft pedal
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