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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000213.txt from 1996/04

From: Fernando Silveira <fersilv@-----.NET>
Subj: Re: Schumann Fantasy
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 1996 20:42:29 -0400

Me and my pianist had some fights about this. But if you analysed it you
will see all times, in all of three pieces, you have the solo voice in a
regular compass and the acompaniment in a tripled rhythm. So, the piano have
to play like the clarinet plays.
Fernando Silveira
Principal at National Symphony-Brazil

At 15:40 08/04/96 -0400, you wrote:
> Does anyone know of any scholarship on the subject of the Schumann
>Fantasty Pieces. I'm referring specifically to the second one. The clarinet
>plays the theme in quarter & eighth notes, but when the piano plays this
>material, it is in a triplet rhythm. This has always seemed odd to me. It
>doesn't seem quite right to have the tune sound different from one voice to
>the other. Is there some performance practice in Schumann's piano music that
>would allow for the rhythm to be changed to conform to the clarinet? (this is
>probably one for a piano list) Should the rhythm be played literally? I
>would appreciate your input.

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