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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000239.txt from 1994/01

From: James Langdell <James.Langdell@-----.COM>
Subj: Telemann's Flute Fantasias
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 1994 15:30:51 -0500

James Perone (perone@-----.bitnet) said:
>Perhaps members of this list should get into questions of study of
>non-clarinet material as a way of approaching Baroque performance practice.
>Anyone out there ever use Telemann's Fantasias for Solo Flute? They are
>great pieces for studying polyphonic melody and for trying out various
>approaches to ornamentation -- oh, and they actually work better on
>clarinet than they do on flute.

When I studied with Rosario Mazzeo, he put a bit emphasis on
practicing baroque music not intended for the clarinet. He
felt it was an important balance to playing music that was already
conceived to lay well on the clarinet.

On my own I sought out the Telemann 12 Fantasies for solo flute.
Excellent pieces in their own right, but I'd recommend any clarinet
player study them prior to beating away at transcriptions of the Bach
solo sonatas. There's a lot more breathing room in which to try inventing
ornamentation, unlike the Bach works which are as filled as they ever
should be.

I noticed (but haven't purchased or played) an edition of twelve
additional fantasies by Teleman in a flute edition published
by Southern Music Company. Has anyone tried them?

--James Langdell
Sun Microsystems Mountain View, Calif.

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