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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000171.txt from 1994/05

From: Clark W Fobes <reedman@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: Bozza's music--your opinions, please!
Date: Mon, 9 May 1994 04:00:33 -0400

On Fri, 6 May 1994 00smgeidel%BSUVAX1.BITNET@-----.EDU wrote:

> Greetins to all!
> One of our doc students in the School of Music has become quite interested in
> Bozza's music. While I've always admired his woodwind quintet piece, I never
> really took a liking to his other wind music. Would you share your personal
> opinions with me? Do you enjoy his clarinet music? Do you perform it? Do
> recommend it to students for performance? Would you comment on its musical
> value (as opposed to technical aspects)? I'd be interested in hearing any and
> all commentary...thanks.
> Stan Geidel
> Dr. Stanley M. Geidel | Personal replies to:
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I have studied and performed the "Onze Etudes sur des Modes Karnatiques"
by Bozza and found them quite challenging and interesting. Some of these
work well in groups of 3 or 4 as a solo piece for a recital and I have
performed them this way several times.

These are all based melodically on the 24 Indian Karnatic modes. If you
really want to get into these you can try to discover which modes are
employed. Bozza's method of incorporating the modes is very creative and
imaginative. These are among the most difficult pieces I have ever played
and are well worth the effort.

Bozza does not give a lot of instruction on how to play these, so they
won't mean much to anyone without a good imagination and intuition. These
are decidely NOT chromatic.

Clark W Fobes

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