Vox Humana Posted April 13, 2006 Share Posted April 13, 2006 I am acutely embarrassed at having to ask this, but when I was a student no one ever so much as mentioned the term. How do you interpret pieces in the "stylus phantasticus"? As far as I can gather, it means treating the notated rhythm very freely indeed, subjugating it entirely to the rhetoric of the music. Is that correct, or have I got it all wrong? If I'm right, can I go and dance on the grave of the chap who insisted that I play Bach's Fantasia in G minor BWV 542 in strict time? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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