Klarinet Archive - Posting 000111.txt from 1995/01
Subj: Re: Shostakovich Symph.#1
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 1995 10:42:48 -0500
>I was under the impression that chromatic passage trade off which >David N.
spoke of is on different clarinets because the second >clarinet goes down to
a low E (on the A clarinet) in a passage >earlier in the piece (movement??),
which isn't possible on b-flat >clarinet.
>Although it defeats the purpose of passing the line between >clarinets, I
was told to "practice" the entire passage on B-flat >clarinet. Then when
performing it, to have the second clarinet >player transpose their part so
both clarinets are on the same >instrument (unlike the part and Shost. have
>But then again, I am not playing up in Detroit. . .
Detroit Symphony Orchestra