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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000132.txt from 1999/06

From: "Dan Leeson:>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: Koechel's number.
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 02:31:34 -0400

> From: MX%"klarinet@-----.37
> Subj: Re: [kl] Re: Koechel's number.

This is absolutely brilliant!! What a clever, fertile
imagination. I salute the author Mike Bryant.

Dan Leeson

> On Beethoven's recommendation, having
> successfully intervened on Beethoven's behalf
> and secured overdue annuities, according to the
> Finanz-patent of 1811 (Kinsky, Lobkowitz, Lichnowsky,
> Rudolph et al.), Ludwig Koechel (although qualified in law himself)
> has retained the services of the Czech lawyer
> and Appellate Councillor Dr Johann Kanka (1772-1875)
> (kanka is Czech for blot) to defend him in this deformation case.
> Dr Kanka is a composer himself - including four
> unpublished quintets for wind (including clarinet) and piano
> (I have copies)
> Dr Ludwig Ritter von Koechel, it is claimed, can not pay his telephone bill.
> Yet he is a famed botanist, geologist, and was tutor
> to the four sons of Archduke Carl up to 1842, on which
> occasion he was awarded the Knights' Cross of the Order of Leopold.
> Only as a man of PRIVATE MEANS does he have
> the time indulge his passions for plants and rocks
> or to track down Mozart's manuscripts and catalogue his works (1862) added
> to
> the biography by Otto Jahn (1813-1869) or publish the anonymous
> pamphlet (1851) Im Sachen Mozarts (has it been translated?)
> More likely to be a clerical error at Bell's
> Mike Bryant
> (Knecht)
> Gary Truesdail wrote Re: Koechel's number. Date: 02 June 1999 15:38
> >"What is Koechel's number?"
> >It has been disconnected. The telephone company was concerned about
> >wether a person with a job of enumerating things could earn enough
> >sheckles to pay his bill and decided he was a bad risk.
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