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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000086.txt from 1994/09

From: Josias Associates <josassoc@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: Jay's request for Harmoniemusik
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 1994 18:23:47 -0400


Now that I know who to address all my questions about
Harmoniemusik, may I ask if you can tell me why Elgar entitled much of
his non-standard wind quintets (2 fl, 1 ob, 1 cl, 1 bn) Harmony Music -- or
something like that? And also, why did that composer, who was capable of
writing so beautifully for the clarinet, write such minimal,
uninteresting parts for the instrument in most of those quintets?


Conrad Josias
La Canada, California

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