Klarinet Archive - Posting 001246.txt from 1998/03
From: Paylig Juniper <juniperp@-----.ca>
Subj: Re: Tomasi "Sonatine Attique"
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 1998 17:39:20 -0500
A quick look in and old copy of the Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
reveals that Attic (or Athenian) style is "pure, classical,
and elegant." Another point of interest, referring to language:
Atticism is defined as "...refined and elegant Greek; concise and elegant
On Sun, 22 Mar 1998 peter.stoll@-----.ca wrote:
> 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?
> Peter Stoll
> Instructor, Univ.of Toronto