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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001153.txt from 1998/03

From: Detlef Kretschmer <>
Subj: Re: Tomasi "Sonatine Attique"
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 11:01:28 -0500

>Sounds to me like it might be a play on words. "Son-a-tine-a-tique" type
>things. It would be pronounced like "sawn-a-teen ah-teek". Attique would be
>an attic. Ancient/antique would be "Ancien" or "Antiquiti". I'm not
>completely fluent, so there may be some expression I'm not familiar with, but
>I think the play on words idea sounds right.
> wrote:
>> Klarinetters,
>> A student is working up this interesting unaccompanied piece, and a check
>> of a French dictionary produced a surprise; instead of "ancient/antique",
>> attique came out as "Attic/Athenian": can anyone shed some light on what
>> this might mean in terms of how to play the piece, or why he would choose
>> this title? Or is this a mis-translation?
>> Thanks!
>> Peter Stoll
>> Instructor, Univ.of Toronto


Sonatine Attique means little sonata from (or in the manner of) Attika,
Attika being a region in Greece (aroud Athens).

Detlef Kretschmer
Dipl. Ing., DSc., Prof.
Dept. Mechanical Engineering
Laval University
Quebec, QC, Canada G1K 7P4

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