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Subject: Re: Interpolated notes
From: Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:51:23 -0400

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Just to clarify - are you referring to "come scritto" or to interpolations? I assume the 
former, as I can certainly think of a number of interpolations that end upward (for 
instance, Alfredo's cabaletta and "Di Quella Pira").  

But in addition to "Teco Io Sto" I can also think of quite a few others that do end on the 
upper tonic: 

The final time the Duke sings "La Donna E Mobile" (offstage)
The end of "Si Pel Ciel"
The end of Falstaff's "L'Onore? Ladri!"
The end of "Pace Pace Mio Dio"
Amneris' endings to both the duet with Aida and the Judgement scene
Leonora at the end of the Miserere
Oscar's "Volta La Terrea"

So, indeed I'd say your supposition would not be an invariant rule, lol. 

On Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:53:52 -0700, Max Paley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>It seems to me that it’s very rare for Verdi to have the climactic passage end on the 
high note. The ending usually goes down, frequently a fifth. The “Traviata” interpolation 
sticks to that. That said, it’s not an invariant rule with Verdi: he ends the “Ballo” duet 
“Teco io sto” on the high note.

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