Musical transmission

A wonderful article about a debate on a particular musical text (which note properly belongs in a passage in Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto). Made me want to listen to the piece again – and adds some depth to my understanding of it.

It’s interesting that the discussion in many ways reminds me of discussions of biblical textual criticism. It includes both external and internal factors to weigh in the discussion (see the comments for a few more).


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