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26 January 2022, 13:52 | Updated: 4 February 2022, 11:24
We thought we’d seen it all, but these are some truly harrowing examples of classical sheet music. Paganini has nothing on these.
We’ve all experienced the unpleasant feeling of intimidation that a complicated piece of sheet music can cause.
Thankfully, a new Twitter account called Threatening Music Notation is now documenting the most horrifying scores all in one convenient place. Thanks, we hate it.
Triple stopping? Demi semi quavers? Trills?! This seems like a sure way to strain something.
Some of the best musical creativity happens when composers leave room for a performer’s interpretation. This seems a bit on the nose, though.
Let’s start with the instrument choice: why?
Demonstration definitely needed for this one...
For even more horrifying music scores, head over to @ThreatNotation on Twitter. Alternatively, please consider therapy.