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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000164.txt from 1995/01

From: "David B. Niethamer" <NIETHAMER@-----.BITNET>
Subj: Re: Is this a typo??
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 1995 00:09:47 -0500

> Then there's the very famous "typo" at the end of the Debussy. It seems
> to me that the clarinet world is split 50/50 between the two versions.
> My sheet music is twentysomething years old. Have any new editions come
> out correcting it?
> Undergraduates: What version are you being taught (D#/E natural or D
> natural/Eb)?
> Old-timers: Have you switched or kept the way you were taught?

As an "old-timer"who learned the piece for the first time in 1975, I
learned the "typo", and grudgingly gave it up. The correct way sounded
"wrong" for a good while after I started using it, and my wife (a
flutist) still prefers the mistake! (She also dislikes ornamentation in
the Mozart Quintet and Concerto - no flames, Dan!!)

re: my post on Bartolozzi - I obviously needed to be more clear (I should
reply to these messages *before* midnight!). Clarinets by different
makers produce multiphonics differently - presumably because of different
bore configurations and tone hole sizes/placements. Then there are the
differences of mouthpieces and mpc/reed setups. So, as Dr. Oehler
correctly states, what worked for Bartolozzi's colleagues does not
necessarily work for everyone.

David Niethamer

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