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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001246.txt from 1998/03

From: Paylig Juniper <>
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

Paylig Oltaci-Juniper

On Sun, 22 Mar 1998 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

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