Klarinet Archive - Posting 000740.txt from 1997/09
From: Neil Leupold <nleupold@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: Von Weber's Concertino for bass clarinet
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 1997 03:02:00 -0400
On Sun, 14 Sep 1997, Donald Walkner wrote:
> I have been trying to find Von Weber's Concertino transposed for bass
> clarinet. I know it exists, but I don't know how to get a hold of it. If
> anyone could give me any information, I would greatly appreciate it. TIA.
Transposed? To what? I run through it on bass all the time in its
original soprano clarinet form. It's great for air consistency and
loose fingers. I have yet to actually perform it on bass with an
orchestra, but it's an interesting idea. Sounds great in the low
registers, and the quick section at the end would be dynamite for
an audience. Why not play it as is? (yeah, yeah, Dan, wrong in-
strument, but hey, Stoltzman's Mozart "bassoon" concerto recording
comes off beautifully -- musically -- correct instrument or not).