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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000090.txt from 1994/09

From: Martin Pergler <mpergler@-----.CA>
Subj: Bruch Pieces
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 1994 10:06:23 -0400

I also enjoy the Bruch pieces tremendously, especially the Nachtgesang
(#6). I believe that apart from cl,va,pf they are also alternately
scored for vl,vc,pf. There are at least two recordings in this second
form but I don't know of any in the first form.

The music tends to be hard to find. They were published by Simrock in
1910, perhaps reprinted once with different covers (I'm not sure of this),
but don't seem to appear in any of the current catalogues. I bought a
copy of all eight a while ago at an "orphan sale", but the list price was
something around $200. They bear catalogue numbers starting at 12675 for
#1 and going up by +2 for #2 to #8. A violist friend of mine says that
after a great
deal of bother he managed to order 7 of the 8 from somewhere in Europe
four years ago.

BTW, I doubt if it is kosher, but my violist and pianist friends also
play these pieces with flute instead of clarinet (reading the violin
part). It sounds wonderful too, except maybe the Rumaenische Melodie
(#5) which I don't think quite cuts it that way.

I'm sure someone knows more about these than I do. If not, I'll look up
what I can find about their history when I return to Chicago in 2 weeks.


Martin Pergler
Graduate student, math, University of Chicago
Writing from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

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