Caplet Divertissement

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    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #187695

    The French Divertissement by Caplet has a truly puzzling marking. On the first page, it says “stentato” in a truly inappropriate place. It is followed by an “a Tempo.” I suspect the stentato was meant for the previous measure, which is marked “forte.” Therefore, the next measure should have been marked with some kind of ritardando. My instinct was always to play it as “held back” which a conductor agreed with. Does anyone have any input on this?

    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #187883

    No one???

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