Klarinet Archive - Posting 000481.txt from 1997/12
From: Michael Bryant <Michael@-----.uk>
Subj: Fw: Companion for Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders?
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 04:02:32 -0500
Yes. In my eyes Janacek can do virtually no wrong.
The Concertino has great charm but a little redundancy,
(but so is there a lot of sitting around in Boulez's Domaines).
The Concertino movements are as follows:
1) Horn and piano
2) Eb clarinet and piano
3 and 4) 2 vn va cl hn bn pf
From: Jeroen T. Salm <J.T.Salm@-----.nl>
Date: 09 December 1997 03:33
Subject: Re: Companion for Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders?
>It must me some 4 years ago that I played the Till einmal anders: what a
>very funny piece to play, but you have to practice with eachother a lot!
>(there is a very good recording by Karl Leister, I think on teldec label).
>We combined it, - I believ - with concertino by Leos Janaceck: in the
>concertino the horn, bassoon, and violin are playing too. Added is a piano
>(I do not know if there were two violins?). The clarinet plays also Bb A
>Eb! Also we played Bartok (trio). Mwa, just a fun programm, nothing
>What you can try to do is to find other arrangements of famous pieces. It
>was very common in the second Wiener school to transcribe symphonies for
>little chamber orchestras (a harmonium included) to learn the pieces (they
>didn't have radio/CD). There are transcriptions of mahler symphonies etc.,
>believe by Schoenberg/Weber/Berg../.
>Jeroen T. Salm
>Van: Martin Pergler <pergler@-----.edu>
>Aan: Klarinet mailing list <klarinet@-----.edu
>Datum: maandag 8 december 1997 3:31
>Onderwerp: Companion for Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders?
>>A bunch of us want to perform the Franz Hasenohrl chamber "arrangement" of
>>Strauss' Till Eulenspiegel. It's for cl, violin, horn, bassoon, and
>>double bass and named "Till Eulenspiegel einmal anders".
>>It's about 6 mins long (but quite a workout)
>>My question: what to put on a 30-50 minute noontime recital along with it?
>>It should involve some of the same instruments and not too many others,
>>and fit within the spirit or at least not be against it. (I read the
>>Hasenohrl as definitely meant with a smile but not guffawing laughter.)
>>It could be a bunch of shorter pieces. Clarinet does not *have* to be
>>involved, though I'd like to play for more than 6 minutes just like the
>>rest of us!
>>I've thought of doing a wind/string septet, but the Beethoven is
>>too long (and maybe too serious as a partner). The only other
>>septet I've played is an early one by Bruch and I just didn't find
>>it overly interesting (and the strings even less). Others?
>>I also thought of the Histoire du Soldat suite in the version for
>>violin, clarinet, and pno (link on the alternate instrumentation
>>theme), but I only glanced at the parts for that a couple of
>>years ago and I don't really know what it's like. I rather
>>suspect it would be a workout too and I'm not sure if we
>>(=me, the violinist would have no trouble) could pull both
>>off at the same time.
>>Any suggestions? Has anyone on the List done this piece? What else
>>did you have on the program?
>>(To clarify, the program does not have to be centered musically on
>>the Till Eulenspiegel. Just, for better of worse, it's what's bringing
>>the five of us together. We think it would be fun to do somewhere
>>Martin Pergler pergler@-----.edu
>>Grad student, Mathematics http://www.math.uchicago.edu/~pergler
>>Univ. of Chicago