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crescendo v climax


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  • Who'll rise to this one?

    November 3, 2008

  • Ha ha. Climax is an end-point, though, while the crescendo is the process of getting there. Not really a vs.

    November 3, 2008

  • When the revolution comes I'll personally shoot every journalist who has ever committed "rising to a crescendo" to print. They should know better. And if the journalist in question is a music journalist then I'll have an extra special fate ready for them, something too awful to contemplate.

    November 3, 2008

  • crescendo : climax as diminuendo : ?

    That is, if a diminuendo is also a kind of journey, what is the destination?

    November 3, 2008

  • Detox?

    November 3, 2008

  • More destinations for the peripatetic diminuendo:

    G.P. (general pause)

    pianissimo, pp

    (or, if you're Tchaikovsky and a sadist, a pppppp for the contrabassoon – so difficult is this to play with any success that the note is often given to a bass clarinet)


    November 3, 2008

  • al niente, in fact. So if you wanted to denote the destination, niente would do.

    November 3, 2008

  • Is Al a sibling of Dolce Far? A nihilistic pair.

    November 3, 2008

  • I blame their great-uncle, Nella Testa Di Sionnach Non C'e'.

    November 3, 2008

  • Is this about to crescendo from #10 to #2 on most commented?

    November 4, 2008