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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000506.txt from 1997/12

From: "David S. Naden" <>
Subj: Re: Poulenc Sonata
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 19:41:40 -0500


I recently performed the Poulenc on my masters recital, and during the entire time I
was preparing the piece, I repaced a worn-out copy and purchased a backup. One copy
purchased was the 8th edition, and the other was the 14th edition. This may not
answer your question, but as new editions are prepared, corrections have been made.
This is only an assumption, but with 14 editions since the original, it does make
some sense.

David S. Naden, Graduate Student
Cal State University Los Angeles

Frank Garcia wrote:

> I have a question regarding several pitch changes in the 1st mov. of the
> Poulenc. I have a few recordings of this piece, and have noticed that some
> very reputable players have changed notes (1 measure bef. 2, 3rd beat
> changed to e natural; 4th bar of 2, 1st beat changed to e natural; 4th bar
> of reh. 3, 1st beat changed to c#). I have heard these (or similar) changes
> for quite some time now, going back to the first recording I ever bought in
> high school.
> What is the basis for these note changes? Are they typos in the Chester edition?
> Thanks in advance.
> Frank

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