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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000345.txt from 2000/07

From: (Tony Pay)
Subj: Re: [kl] von Weber Concertos 1 & 2 -Reply
Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2000 21:02:56 -0400

On Fri, 07 Jul 2000 14:44:48 -0700, said:

> Tony Pay wrote:
> > On Fri, 07 Jul 2000 06:03:41 -0700, said:
> >
> > > If, as you say, the Barenreiter edition of the the quintet says
> > > "senza replica" that is an editorial addition to the edition. The
> > > editor would have no way of knowing what the manuscript said.
> >
> > What you mean is, it's not in the first edition, right?
> The first edition of that work has no more authority or authenticity
> than any other edition. The fact that it was the first printed
> version gives it no patina of authority. Early editions can often be
> the worst sources. It may be exactly what Mozart wrote or it could
> contain 1000 differences in pitch, dynamics, phrasings, even music.

It's just that we're trying to decide whether the 'senza replica' in the
Barenreiter is by Mozart or is editorial. Given that Mozart's
manuscript is unavailable, the best source is the first edition.

If 'senza replica' appears in the first edition, then our best guess is
that Mozart wrote it, as opposed to leaving the matter to performance

If 'senza replica' isn't in the first edition, it's simply the opinion
of the Barenreiter editor.

Does it, in fact, appear in the first edition? I'm sorry to say I have
no copy in front of me.

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