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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000542.txt from 1999/10

From: (Tony Pay)
Subj: Re: [kl] The first two bars
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 19:54:40 -0400

On Mon, 18 Oct 1999 23:17:10 +0200, said:

> > However, it's worth repeating, I think, because looking at the first
> > two bars of the concerto in this way undermines a very common modern
> > sort of interpretation that 'swoons' its 'meaningful' way from the
> > first to the second bar, as though what Mozart has written in these
> > two bars is already a stroke of genius in itself.
> >
> > Which of course, it isn't.


> Tony, is this swooning what you mean when you say modern performers
> seem to always need to make the phrase "go somewhere"?

Yes. This 'going' means that you can't see the 'cell' of the Mozart
concerto as just the first bar, and therefore as consisting of the
falling third, because the first two bars are joined together too much.

> > I also want to say that I put the cork grease on the tenons of the
> > upper joint with my right hand. Then I wipe my right hand, and
> > switch to the left hand for the lower joint, thus avoiding
> > (possibly, by an as yet unelucidated process) damage to the bell by
> > the application of external grease.)
> This seems to correspond to the ancient Chinese Stag-exercise. Make
> sure you're not facing west when you do this!


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