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glissando

1. a rapidly executed series of notes on the harp or piano, each note of which is discretely audible
2. a portamento, esp as executed on the violin, viola, etc.
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The concluding section of Vasaras dziedajumi begins with a gesture that recalls the opening of the prelapsarian first movement, but which is immediately soiled by lamenting downward glissandos.
Ricci introduces and compares old and new systems of playing, outlines a series of glissando scales and includes a DVD where he demonstrates various bowing techniques.
Through composed, the piece is full of leaping lyrical lines that entwine themselves with frantic tremolos, awkwardly placed artificial harmonics, glissandos that form transitions into sections full of left-hand pizzicatos, bombastic assaults on the cello and the ear, and contrived rhythmic complexities that relate not a bit to any of the other material.
To be sure, Lang has technique to spare, but move beyond the flash of thundering octaves or perfectly executed glissandos, and, well, there's no there there.
106/2), graceful glissandos and rubatos (106/3) and non-concealment of the folk background--the first bars of the final movement of the Quartet in G major possess the simplicity of a folk tune.
Some of these passages include color trills, multiphonic tremolos, glissandos, microtones, and flutter tonguing.
But Lecuona's synthesis of the sentimental and the cosmopolitan, lush glissandos and capricious dance rhythms, invests these 23 pieces with a vitality that spans the decades as surely as it spans the northern and southern hemispheres.
If you do not want to play the music of Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst in the melancholy salon style into which it easily slides, then you have to think very carefully about tempos, the level of vibrato, glissandos, and tempos.
Dan Locklair's 1988 Rubrics provided an exuberant appetizer for a programme which revelled in organ and organist's versatility, its kaleidoscopic five sections encompassing triumphant pedalboard glissandos, fairground brashness, Victorian funeral parlour sentimentality - and more.
Technically demanding, the four pieces require foot stamping, knocking on the soundboard, playing between the bridge and tailpiece, making glissandos to triple stops, and playing the "highest note possible.
Horner's ``Titanic'' has its share of harp glissandos and Hollywood cliches, but it is score deserved in its popularity, one that's shrewd in moving from synthesized textures to full orchestra in ways that add atmosphere and dimension to Cameron's film.
The Prague Philharmonic Choir also distinguishes itself with the sureness of its glissandos in the Confutatis maledictis.