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
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
> 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