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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000608.txt from 1995/03

From: Laurence Liberson <hardreed@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: Premiere Rhapsodie
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 1995 15:31:15 -0500

> If any of the great clarinetists would like to answer this question
>for me I would greatly appreciate it. I would like someone to explain
>to me the logic behind playing an e-flat, as opposed to a "d" in
>Debussy's Premiere Rhaposdie at the end. I'm thinking about entering a
>cometition and I want to be able to defend myself if I have to.
>Jeff Genovese
>University of Wisconsin Milwaukee


I posted a response to this (in advance, I guess!) some time ago that you
may want to retrieve through whatever methods that are used on this list.
('Cause I'm much too lazy to try to write it all out again!).

Baring that, you might want to get hold of a doctoral dissertation written
about the Debussy called:

The Music for Accompanied Clarinet Solo of Claude Debussy: An Historical
Analytical Study of the "Premiere Rhapsodie" and "Petite Piece" by Dennis
Quentin Nygren, 1982, Northwestern University.

You should be able to secure a copy of this from:

University Microfilms
300 N. Zeeb Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48106

Good luck (and BTW, I've performed it both ways!)

Larry Liberson
Detroit Symphony Orchestra

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