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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000188.txt from 1995/03

From: Nichelle Crocker <NCROCKER@-----.EDU>
Subj: Yet MORE Weber
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 1995 02:27:05 -0500

Sorry to bore you all with more Weber questions, but I'm getting more and
more confused. I thought that a polacca was the same as a polonaise. Is it?
If it is, then why should the tempo vary from another polonaise? If it is not,
then what is the difference? Any listening suggestions that might help me?

I find the comment about the metronome markings to be extremely helpful.
It appears that the issue of tempo, then, is dependent on the dance character
of the movement. I always thought of a polonaise tempo as more stately...
Am I mistaken?

I am in the process of getting the Boosey & Hawkes editions of the concerto.
(Thanks, Jonathan Cohler.) I am sure this will be helpful to me.

Thank you once again for your help.

Nichelle Crocker

   
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