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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000579.txt from 2000/09

From: rgarrett@-----.edu
Subj: RE: [kl] being expressive in Italian
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 19:14:30 -0400

Please tell me if I am reading this correctly.....because it is very
strange. Tony Pay wrote the first question.....and then answered himself?
Is Tony having a conversation with himself or did I misread and it is
actually Bill who is writing and Tony didn't make it clear? I'm just
having so much trouble reading it.....

At 10:59 PM 9/19/2000 +0100, you wrote:
>> <><> Tony=A0Pay wrote:
>> As an aside, I myself have the habit of reading the word 'espressivo' as
>> though it has a question mark attached. I also recommend this way of
>> reading the instruction to my students. It then means, roughly: what is
>> this bit expressive *of*? In the personal register? And you find your
>> answer by a process of experimentation.
>>
>> This returns us to the question of music vs. language. Are the two
>> sufficiently connected that a composer can (or should) say more than:
>> "Think about this, it's a special passage"?
>
>Well, he can. Sometimes he or she does.
>
>> Does verbal language -- more than just 'allegro' or 'con brio' --
>> belong in music (without lyrics)? Should I restrict my language to
>> the title? Perhaps it's proper to title my song "Bill's Lament, an
>> Angry March in G minor", but it's not proper to put above the key
>> signature "Largo march, filled with lament and anger"?
>
>No, people do both.
>
>> I have not forgotten a sentence from one of your (Tony Pay's) posts:
>> "I don't think in words when I'm playing."

Ok....now I think I see that the sentence immediately above it
Bill's......but why is it formatted above to read like Tony's??

*sigh*

Sincerely,
Roger Garrett

Roger Garrett
Professor of Clarinet
Director, Symphonic Winds
Head, Recording Studio
Illinois Wesleyan University
School of Music
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
(309) 556-3268

"A man never discloses his own character so cldarly as wehn he describes
another's."
Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825)

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