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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000561.txt from 1997/12

From: "Dan Leeson:>
Subj: Re: Slander, etc.
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 19:42:34 -0500

> From: MX%"klarinet@-----.88
> Subj: Re: Slander, etc.

> On Wed, 10 Dec 1997, Dan Leeson: wrote:
> > Every large opera house in Europe
> > including Munich, Frankfurt, Salzburg, Vienna, Berlin, Stockholm,
> > Helsinki, London, Amsterdam, Copenhagen all have basset clarinets
> > in both B-flat and A available when the works arise that require
> > them, including both Titus and Cosi Fan Tutte.
> >
> > =======================================
> > Dan Leeson, Los Altos, California
> > Rosanne Leeson, Los Altos, California
> >
> > =======================================
> >
> Since I am going to be performing Cosi in February, and since I was *SO*
> excited that I had all of the required clarinets (A, Bb and C), and since
> I was *SO* excited about being excited that I impulsively went out and
> bought a Blayman stand with 4 peg attachments for about $150 which I don't
> have, and now Dan tells me that I need a basset clarinet or even multiple
> basset clarinets, I think I am going to go home and bash myself in the
> skull with my new 500 pound Blayman stand (yeah, boy, it's REAL heavy!).
> (Maybe Dan would like to tell me where the basset clarinet parts are, or
> how I can find out for myself, i.e., library research).
> Jacqueline Eastwood
> University of Arizona/Arizona Opera Orchestra

Jacqueline, if you will get the volume of Cosi from the complete
edition (not the edition of 1875-1905 but the Neue Mozart Ausgabe,
1956-1991) and thumb through it, you will find the aria in Cosi that
requires the basset clarinet. If after you have run through the
volume you should fail to have found it, I'll point it out to you.
And, by the way, the aria can be done on a soprano clarinet with
a low E-flat extension in a way that I'll post about shortly.

The volumes of the NMA are to be found in the music library at
University of Arizona, in the music building on the first floor
if I remember correctly.

Dan Leeson, Los Altos, California
Rosanne Leeson, Los Altos, California

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