Klarinet Archive - Posting 000156.txt from 1996/04
From: Stan Geidel <00smgeidel@-----.EDU>
Subj: Szell, Marcellus, tonguing, and Mozart
Date: Sat, 6 Apr 1996 18:25:30 -0500
At 08:30 AM 4/6/96 EST, Dan Leeson wrote...
>There was a fantastically interesting comment made a few days ago...
>the net effect was that [passages] Marcellus had been tonguing [were now to
be slurred] and that decision (if true) was an important influence on the
recording of K. 622 that has been spoken about.
>An examination of the autograph scores of major works in which a clarinet
>has a prominent place shows that Mozart was meticulous in describing
>the phrase shapes that he wanted. One can argue very forcefully that it
means >exactly what it says. Let me give two very specific examples.