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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000245.txt from 2000/09

From: Roger Shilcock <roger.shilcock@-----.uk>
Subj: Re: [kl] Schoenberg
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2000 11:05:00 -0400

Did the *clarinettist* notice, though? If he was transposing, this is a
piece of abuse rather than a story.
Roger S.

On Thu, 7 Sep 2000, Allen J. Levin wrote:

> Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 10:29:17 -0400
> From: Allen J. Levin <alevin@-----.net>
> Reply-To: klarinet@-----.org
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: [kl] Schoenberg
>
> 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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