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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000386.txt from 1999/04

From: "David B. Niethamer" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] questions
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 22:48:10 -0400

on 4/4/99 4:59 AM, Tony Pay wrote:

>I have in front of me a photocopy of Poulenc's manuscript, and though
>those notes are indeed altered, they are altered on the manuscript to F
>natural, C and A, ie to what Carbonare says are the 'mistakes'. This is
>how the music is now published, hopefully correctly.
>What is a mystery is who got them changed to the other ones in the
>intermediate editions. (They were right in 1963, when I bought my copy,
>were wrongly changed, and are now right again.)
Would you be so kind as to cite the measure numbers? Thanks.

Also, do you know where the manuscript is kept?

>I've also talked to some other Italians, and to some interpreter friends
>about Carbonare's discussion of the word 'tristamente' versus
>'tristemente'. 'Tristamente' is apparently so arcane, even for an
>Italian, that there is some doubt whether Poulenc, a Frenchman writing
>for an international clarinet playing community, would have used it to
>communicate the older meaning, even had he known it.

Could you elaborate on the difference? Thanks.


David Niethamer
Principal Clarinet, Richmond Symphony

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