Let me try again: IMO the
>toccatas were intended for and benefit from a stronger contrast of tone
>color and dynamics than one can achieve by changes in technique alone.
>These pieces want it all - contrasts from changes in technique, contrasts in
>registration, and striking contrasts from simultaneous changes in *both*
>registration and technique.
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Well, and why not? Still I think it's possible to get a bigger chunk of the
contrasts you suggest than you imply. How many registration changes do a
piano or violin have?? I understand the implied operatic/orchestral quality
in the pieces, on the other hand.