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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000243.txt from 2000/09

From: alevin@-----. Levin)
Subj: [kl] Schoenberg
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 10:29:17 -0400

One last swat at a dead horse:

I checked my source (Music In The 20th Century - William W.Austin - W.W.
Norton & Co. - 1966 -1st ed. p.195). HIS story is as follows:

"The conductor Alois Melichar reported that the first clarinettist in the
Berlin Opera Orchestra had played twenty rehearsals of 'Pierrot' before
anyone noticed that he was supposed to shift from a Bb to an A clarinet
from time to time. All this testimony encourages a skeptical view of most
glib references to 'Pierrot' and its significance."

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