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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000491.txt from 1998/03

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: RE: Woodwind
Date: Sun, 8 Mar 1998 00:49:12 -0500

On Sat, 7 Mar 1998, Bill Hausmann wrote:

> At 10:32 AM 3/7/98 -0600, Roger Garrett wrote:
> >(Ihad the rare fortune of being in an ensemble that Dr. Leeson -
> >oops....used the dreaded "Dr" sign - was coaching on the Gran Partitta).
> >He was amusing, quck witted and definitely a formidable opponent in the
> >area of arguing about performance practice as it applies to
> >Mozart......

> OK, you two experts. In the Mozart concerto, do you start the trills from
> above or below? I've heard it both ways.

Hmmmmm.....what a quandry. I can pass along what I have been told....that
is, trill from above unless you approach the note from below. But, as Dan
will tell you, that is complete guesswork.....we don't really know what
was done then. The treatise by Leopold Mozart helps in this regard,
but....for the most part, it is a crap shoot!

Roger Garrett

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