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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000876.txt from 1997/12

From: "Dan Leeson:>
Subj: Re: Morales
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 09:33:35 -0500

> From: MX%"klarinet@-----.77
> Subj: Re: Morales

> On Thu, 18 Dec 1997, Josh-Boy wrote:
> > Chaos theory says things cannot happen exactly the same more than once.
> > The idea (and again, in my opinion) is to play as the composer intended as
> > closely as possible. And besides, because instruments and concert halls,
> > etc., differ, the music will sound different anyway. It's all how the
> > listener responds to it, neh?
> > Joshua Coleman
> No offense meant, but this has really drifted quite a bit off-center. The
> original post was about using the correct instrument to allow the
> performer to play the notes Mozart wrote.....not to guess at what we think
> he wanted in a particular phrase/sound/tone...etc. The original post
> asked if we should be presenting the notes that Mozart wrote......even if
> it inolves an instrument that has only begun to be manufactured again and
> is expensive (or if one knows the trick to extending a Bb clarinet with a
> low Eb to a D!) or if we should just go ahead and play the edition
> everyone has used for nearly 100 years (which is clearly NOT what Mozart
> specified).
> Roger Garrett

Roger, let me give a different view. One of the great pleasures of
any topic is that discussion of it leads to other topics, and they
to even others. It is a natural process for one idea to flow to
another and another and another until one cannot understand how one
got to where you are at. And when you look at the 100th note, you
say, "This has nothing to do with the original posting."

One way around this is to have the topic altered but connected; i.e.,
Subject: Performance accuracy (used to be Morales, etc.).

But I would suggest that interfering with the flow of thoughts that
arise from one point and lead to another defeats the whole purpose
of having a list such as ours.

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

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