[Piano] When do I use the sustain pedal in Classical Music? ?

In the Kreutzer Sonata, there's not a single pedal mark on the sheet music, but I think I hear it in pretty much every transcription... Is it used to emphasize longer notes? 

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  • 2 months ago
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    The various uses of all 3 pedals contributes to resonance and the legato line.  The sustain pedal is not there just to hold onto stacked chords of make a blurry mess, or let your fingers be lazy.  To learn all the subtleties - and even basics - find a good teacher. There are a lot of things NOT on the

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