Asked • 07/16/19

What is the earliest known use or indication of "col legno"?

_col_ **legno** or _col_ **legno** _battuto_ meaning : strike (the string) with the **wood** (of the bow) is commonly found in 20th century chamber music. But I have heard it might have been used earlier (at least 18th century).I am curious about which early composers used this technique in his works.Perhaps is there a first one?

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Adam S. answered • 07/20/19

I have an undergraduate degree in music composition

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