Klarinet Archive - Posting 000124.txt from 1994/09
From: Jim Freeman <collnjim@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Kegelstatt -- The Big Debate
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 1994 01:33:02 -0400
On Thu, 15 Sep 1994, Steven E. Klimowski wrote:
> I have heard it said that the Kegelstadt is a trio without a first
> movement. If that's the case the first movement that we have is a slow
> movement. Taken at a slower tempo the figure is much less awkward,
> though still a problem to make the line sound smooth.
This is how I've approached performances of this piece, and it certainly
has made the difference between a muddled performance of the first
movement and a more sensible one. Rosario Mazzeo devotes a section in
his book discussing this way of thinking about the piece.