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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000044.txt from 2000/09

From: Tony@-----.uk (Tony Pay)
Subj: Re: [kl] An interesting story about Schoenberg
Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2000 07:45:15 -0400

On Sun, 3 Sep 2000 10:39:52 +0100, tony-wakefield@-----.net said:

> I`m told of an episode in the life of a clarinettist depping in the
> BBC Symphony. At the rehearsal two young "up and coming" composers had
> presented their scores for the first run thro`. One said to the other,
> "You first while I shoot off for a coffee". So the rehearsal started
> with the remaining composer sitting at the side. A few minutes into
> the rehearsal, the conductor stops the orchestra, turns to the
> composer and beckons him to come to the rostrum to explain one or two
> unclear items. The composer ambles up to look at his score, and
> remarks, "Oh, but that is not my music!"

Well, I don't want to say that this story is complete crap, but,
here goes....

This story is complete crap:-)

> In Schoenberg`s music, was the pitch of individual notes not an
> "important issue" quite so much as the "overall" perspective of
> dissonance?

No.

> I would hazard a guess that the work would not have sounded much
> different, (even to ears of the perfect pitch variety) had Eb
> clarinets, C trumpets, cor ang, Eb horns all been used also.

Oh.

> Food for thought for the psychologists amongst us? - redesigned quote
> - "If dissonance be the food of love, change to A clarinet and play
> on" - Shakesfield, 2000

Hum.

Tony
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