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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000268.txt from 2000/09

Subj: Re: [kl] Schoenberg
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 09:31:59 -0400

In a message dated 9/7/00 4:25:08 PM Central Daylight Time, writes:


Don't blow a gasket. I have just as much respect for Schoenberg as you,
or Dan, or Tony or Dr. Austin. The point is that like marriage jokes or
Gore jokes (which used to be Quayle jokes and probably started as Millard
Filmore jokes) these stories circulate and acquire the unfortunate patina
of ancient truths. (Sadly, it wouldn't surprise me that a batch of
antebellum Berlin musicians would have difficulty with "Pierrot" -
especially if they were expecting the worst to begin with.)

Too late! Gasket blown, and already replaced! Lol!

Sorry...."Pierrot Lunaire" is one of my favorite pieces from this whole era.
I had a music history prof at University of Michigan who really brought this
piece to life for us. I forget the profs name, haven't really thought of him
in years, but he did a great job of working us through the early 20th century
literature. He was one of the last students of Nadia Boulanger, so he had
reams of great anecdotes.........

Sadly, I have never had the opportunity of performing Pierrot.........maybe


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