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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001005.txt from 1999/01

From: Fred Jacobowitz <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: Frank Music
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 16:11:55 -0500

David and Robert,
The owner of the store is a middle-aged woman named Heidi. She may
have a very knowledgeable womand named Melanie working for her but trust
me, I have known the store for over 20 years now, and Heidi has been there
all that time (including when Mr. Frank was still alive).

Fred Jacobowitz
Clarinet/Sax Instructor, Peabody Preparatory

On Tue, 19 Jan 1999, ROBERT HOWE wrote:

> The old Frank Music Company, which David Neithamer evokes with such
> nostalgia, is alive and thriving at a new address, but now on the 10th
> rather than the 24th floor. 212-582-1999 is all I have listed on my
> Rolodex. They are somewhere in Midtown Manhattan, within a couple
> blocks of Times Square, you can call for the address. The proprietor is
> a lovely young jazz singer named Melanie, and she knows her business
> cold and she has EVERYTHING in stock.
> A True Story: last January I went there to get scores and sheet music
> and chamber music. I asked for a certain Mozart score and mentioned I
> planned to study it in advance of a Vienna Philharmonic concert, to be
> held in early March. She came out with everything I wanted and...the
> overture to Cimarosa's Secret Marriage. "Did I have this?" No, but why
> do I need it? "Trust me, you'll be happy you have it", and besides it
> was only $8 and she had such a nice smile and she gave me 10% off of an
> ENORMOUS purchase for paying cash.
> So I went to the Wiener Philharmoniker concert at Carnegie a couple of
> months later, advertized as all Mozart. And that's all they played for
> the body of the concert.
> What encore did they play? You got it....the overture to Cimarosa's
> Secret Marriage. And dammit, I hadn't even looked at the score after
> the train ride home.
> How she ever knew is beyond me.
> Enjoy,
> Robert Howe
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