Sunday, August 16, 2009

Caveat Wiktor

I enjoy using Wikipedia and am grateful to all those folk who voluntarily keep it up-to-date and, as far as I've discovered, usually accurate.

But, you do have to be wary. I was reading an article about Wieniawski's lovely Legende today, which is in ternary form, with the outer sections in G minor and the middle part in the parallel major. But not according to the article I found. The writer had been confused by the occasional G major chords in the first section, I think.
People will tell you that Wiki is no more inaccurate than Encyclopedia Britannica, but I can't believe that any professional musician would have made the error I found in the Wieniawski article today.

Caveat Wiktor!

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