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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000564.txt from 1997/12

From: steve martinez <>
Subj: Re: Shostakovich Symphony # 5
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 19:42:37 -0500

Hi David,

We just played Shostakovich 5 here at Cal. ST. Northridge. I am not sure
who the publisher was, I dont think it was Kalmus or LUcks. Anyways in the
1st clarinet part the 1st mvmt began on A clarinet, and switch to Bb, 2nd
mvmt was Bb, 3rd was A (I played the solo line on Bb-transposed), and the
4th mvmt was Bb. I believe the second part was the same, and well Eb
part styaed on Eb. have fun with this piece!

Steve Martinez
California State University, Northridge
Senior, Clarinet Performance

On Wed, 10 Dec 1997, David B. Niethamer wrote:

> Has anyone on the list ever played Shostakovich 5 from a part **OTHER**
> than the standard Lucks/Kalmus pirated (I assume) part? I'm wondering
> exactly how Shostakovich scored this piece for clarinet, and I have to
> play it at the end of January. I understand that copyrights are changing,
> and that we'll now be observing reciprocal copyright with the Russians.
> Insight into Shostakovich's intentions will be most welcome.
> David
> David Niethamer
> Principal Clarinet, Richmond Symphony

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