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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000114.txt from 1996/01

From: niethamer@-----.BITNET
Subj: Re: list of quartets w/strings
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 1996 23:10:55 -0500

On Fri, 5 Jan 1996, Laura R Bornhoeft wrote:

> Can anyone tell me whether Lutoslawski's "Dance Preludes" exists in a
> clarinet with orchestra version? My piano version indicates that it
> does, but only the piano version is listed in Opperman. Does anyone know
> definitively? (Is it rental only?)

It is my understanding from a friend who works regularly in Poland that
the orchestral parts to "Dance Preludes" is no longer in print. In
December 94, I tried to locate a set during a trip to Warsaw and
Katowice, to no avail. I have a recording with orchestra (old, on an LP),
and they work beautifully.

The "original" version of this work that I have (from 1973) was published
by the Polish state publishing agency (can't recall the exact name). I
inquired a few years later at Frank Music iun NYC about a new copy for a
student, and the owner, Frank Marx offered the following (paraphrased):

"The Polish government doesn't understand the publishing business.
They print a few thousand of some work and destroy the plates, so there's
never a second edition."

The last I knew, "Dance Preludes" was published by Chester.

David Niethamer

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