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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000873.txt from 2000/09

From: (Tony Pay)
Subj: Re: [kl] Brahms Sonata No. 2
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 09:47:25 -0400

On Wed, 27 Sep 2000 02:34:59 -0700 (PDT), said:

> Tony Pay wrote:
> > You mean, he holds the E to the end of the bar?

I don't know why I wrote this. If I'd been thinking, I'd have said,
"You mean, he holds the E to the D at the end of the bar?"

> Measure #2 in the first movement (Schirmer, edited by Simon) is
> printed:
> B/2 - E/4 - rest/8 - D/8
> but Leister's recording is:
> B/2 - dotted E/4 - D/8
> It's true that Leister plays the dotted E/4 diminuendo, but unless I'm
> deaf, it's definitely not a quarter note followed by a rest. I was
> assuming that this was a matter of permissible expression.

No, it's scruffy playing if it's like that. You have to play what the
guy wrote.

> I think that it sounds better this way -- more fluidity and motion.
> But I'm still at the 'stumbling along' stage, so perhaps I'll change
> my mind.

Fluidity and motion are both good, are they?

Sounds like the fish-eye view to me.

> ...but in this case, my E before the (printed) 1/8 rest in measure #2
> sounds miserable to me.

Do a 'magic diminuendo' on the Bb-E slur.

(You can do a search on 'magic diminuendo' in the archives, if you don't
know what I mean.)

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