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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000180.txt from 2000/09

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: RE: [kl] ClarFest CD's
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 18:52:35 -0400

At 09:41 AM 9/5/2000 -0500, Ed Lacy wrote:
>But, I also saw "Crazy for You" in London. It contains some of "forgotten"
>Gershwin songs, which in my opinion would have been better left to die a
>natural death. He wrote so many great songs, and I regret that we have a
>tendency to try to dredge up every crumb that ever fell from his pen. I
>prefer to remember him for his monumental works.
>OK, there's plenty of ammuntion for you! Fire away!
Certainly not everything Gershwin wrote was PROFOUND. But little of it was
LESS than entertaining, which means it suited its purpose admirably.

I notice that Mozart's first few symphonies are seldom performed lately.
Could it be that even THE GREAT ONE had some less-than-Olympian works in
his library?

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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