We are playing Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements at the VSO this week. The harp part is full of chords or jumps that require two harps, but it is written as a single harp part. Do you suppose Stravinsky expected that the part would be split between two players? There are chords that are an octave plus a fifth, and other places that similarly defy the laws of physics.I am doing what everyone must do: edit the places that are impossible. Has anyone in a professional orchestra split the part with a second harpist?
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