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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000430.txt from 1996/01

From: "Steven A. Haaser" <HAASER@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Mozart (Wind) symphonie concertante
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 1996 12:57:58 -0500

Dan Leeson recently posted his impression that the Mozart Singonie
Concertante for winds is being performed less and less. I my personal
experience I can recall hearing two performances in Indiana the 1970s but
only one in the '80s, when it was played by one of the community orchestra
in which I play. That performance was in 1986, and I haven't heard it live
since. I don't recall hearing a recorded performance on the radio in the
Baltimore/Washington area more than once or twice either.

All three of performances I heard used clarinet, not flute.

>Caution!! In 20 years or so, that work won't even be played very
>much and when it does get played, it will probably be in the flute
>version rather than the clarinet version.

Why do you think it would be played in flute version more in the future?

>It is tough for clarinet players to lose any repertoire, but a
>concerto by Mozart?????? That's tragedy.

Agreed.

Cheers,
Steve
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