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  1. Eric 17 June 2012 at 6:53 am | | Reply

    Hi James,
    after reading Tom Hall’s paper, I am beginning to think I really need the manuscript version after all… Even though the listener will probably not hear the difference, but it surely would make the structure of the piece clearer for the pianist. Quite a lot of Feldman’s later compositions have 9 bars per line, do you think this is just because 9 bars fit best on the width of the paper he used, or could there have been some other reason for him? (Maybe he just wanted to avoid the good old eight…)
    All the best,

  2. Eric 19 July 2012 at 5:55 am | | Reply

    Postscript: Meanwhile I have the autograph score as well – it is perfectly readable and beautiful to look at. I prefer its simply empty bars to the bars with a rest sign of the printed version, and of course the layout of the pages show so much more of the composer’s intentions.

  3. anargyros 4 March 2013 at 7:00 am | | Reply

    Please, if it’s not an enormous task, give us the number of measures and the systems per page of Palais de Mari Manuscript!
    I only have the printed version and is rather impossible for me to find the manuscript!
    Thanks in advance

  4. Daniel Fox 27 June 2018 at 4:51 pm | | Reply

    The discrepancy in the measure count for Palais de Mari is due to the fact that where Feldman used repeat signs in the manuscript, universal put separate measures for each time it is to be played. I notice this from reading the Tom Hall article mentioned above.

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