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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001249.txt from 1998/03

From: Jack Kissinger <kissingerjn@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Tomasi "Sonatine Attique"
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 1998 17:39:23 -0500

Just a little more info.

The notes to Robert Listokin's recording of the Sonata Attique on Golden Crest
Records (RE 7052) only contain a short paragraph on the piece, but note that,
"The 'Sonata Attique' suggests Greek dance rhythms in its first and third
movements ..."

Best regards,
Jack Kissinger
St. Louis

Paylig Juniper wrote:

> 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
> expression."
> Voila!
>
> Paylig Oltaci-Juniper
>
> On Sun, 22 Mar 1998 peter.stoll@-----.ca 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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