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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000579.txt from 1996/01

From: Nick Shackleton <>
Subj: Re: Is that it? Not yet if I can help it!!
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 1996 06:03:28 -0500

> Weber Concertos - Growing up I used whatever edition for these
>pieces until I studied in Vienna. I was immediately instructed to purchase
>the Lienau editions because this is what's used in Vienna and is the most
>accurate. I've since looked at and tried to play the Weston edition. The
>trouble is I recognize that this might be the most accurate but some of the
>changes go against what has been etched into my neural network and can't
>get used to the differences. What should I do?

In brief we're looking at the differences between what Weber wrote on the
paper and attempts to transcribe what people (including the person he
composed for) actually played (both during his brief life and afterwards). I
suggest you use the Weston clarinet part but feel free to remember what you
picked up from the Lienau edition and any other performances you've heard.
Because of the "authenticity" (with respect to one or other Baermann) of
some of the editions this may be a better vehicle for discussing spontaneity
than Mozart.
Nick Shackleton, University of Cambridge, Godwin Laboratory,
Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RS, UK
phone: (44) 1223 334876
fax: (44) 1223 334871
home phone 1223 311938

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