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Quandary Resolution 2489
portamento, contentious, lapidary, demagogue
Not known for his lapidary delivery, Herr Professor Purfling-Frosch, the arch-demagogue of late Mozartian style, variously cajoled, urged, rebuked, and threatened his rapt audience throughout a stimulating (some would say highly contentious, if not downright implausible) argument lasting over three hours, before taking up his bow to demonstrate exactly how portamento ('what Leopold he call ze audible shift') in slow movements must, de rigeur, always be performed 'col legno tratto'.
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