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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000149.txt from 1994/09

From: Jay Winick <winickj@-----.CA>
Subj: Re: Rags...
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 1994 07:49:02 -0400

> P.S. I have enjoyed the discussion on the Mozart Trio. It has been my
> experience that the "truth" on the little opening florish lies below
> middle C. Down the movement a bit the pianist is haunted by the twist in
> the left hand. It's rather low and a bad configuration of the fingers,
> I'm told. Tempo and the way we play that figure is often dictated by the
> success of the pianist's left hand.
> On original instruments I have found that it is not the same problem
> of clarity for the pianist but, of course, then the clarinetist is
> presented with a bag full of finger twisting!

Most good pianists (those that practise) actually have decent left hand
technique, and can get those out. As for the clarinetist it is not a bad
part, except for the c2d2c2b2Eb2 that occurs near the end (even that one
is just a "woodshed" passage.

A final question on the Kegelstatt; The coda of the first movement
contains a sextuplet figure which is mostly chromatic. Is this to be
played legato or stacatto. My teach has given me the "I had to do it
stacatto" speech, but it is a question in my mind (what is left of it anyway).


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