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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000324.txt from 1995/01

From: Josias Associates <josassoc@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: Quintet music
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 1995 16:48:21 -0500

On Mon, 23 Jan 1995, R Adam Pease wrote:

> I have a shot-in-the-dark request for information. About 10 years ago I heard
> a woodwind quintet
> that I enjoyed greatly. Now I have a quintet of my own and I would like to
> find the piece. The
> problem is that I have very little information. It was a romantic era (or
> romantic style) work
> and the players said that the composer wrote very little other than this
> quintet. The
> composer's name began with a "T" and may have been Thompson or something
> similar. Any of
> this sound familiar?
> many thanks,
> Adam Pease


Some of the composers of romantic quintet music that come to mind are
P. Taffanel, Damase (Dix Sept Variations) plus Klughart and Arrieu.

Probably the most romantic and popular composition for the genre
(except that it is a sextet [for wind quintet and piano]) is by
Ludwig Thuille.

This is all first-rate music and should be in your quintet's
library. Please let me know if you have any questions about this stuff.

I hope this has been helpful.


Conrad Josias
La Canada, California

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