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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000028.txt from 2001/02

From: "Alf Hörberg" <>
Subj: SV: [kl] A TV show about K. 621b
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 04:38:03 -0500

I have a PAL-copy of the film. It's very informative and made in a way that
even average people can be exited. (How is it possible) However, I think
that Giles Thome is taking too much credit for all the information given in
the film. The discoveries are many peoples work. But it's a good
The Stadler Trio has made a recording, "Mozart and his Contemporaries"
Glossa GCD 920603, on wich they use the three original Lotz basset-horns
found in Krásna Hôrka in Slovakia. Samples can be heard at .

----- Original Message -----
From: Daniel Leeson <>
Subject: [kl] A TV show about K. 621b

> The following note was sent to my by a friend in Australia who said that
> she saw this show on Australian TV. Though her note contains minor
> technical errors (which I have left alone), it is certainly something I
> would love to see. Does anyone know anything about this?
> Note follows:
> Dan Leeson
> ======================================================
> The Title was "Anigma of K.621b".
> Written by Thierry Nutchey and Olivier Julien
> after an idea by Gilles Thome.
> The film was made by Art Symbols/Engstfeld Filmproduktion. France
> 3/mezzo. RTBF (television helge).
> Thome is a French/Canadian musician who was studying Mozart's clarinet
> concerto K.622 and was looking for the original manuscript. That, of
> course, is lost but a sketch of the first movement, allegro (K.621b) is
> available in a Geneva museum. Mozart wrote on the score "for a basset
> horn in G" and only changed it for a clarinet near the end of the
> manuscript.
> The story unfolds that there was no basset horn in G available in
> Mozart's time as far as we know, and Thome traces the possible
> provenance of such an instrument to a man called Theodore Lotz.
> In the film he finds three basset horns in G in a castle in Slovakia and
> in the end makes one himself.
> I am sure you will be able to obtain the film in America or Canada.
> Kind regards, Agnes.
> =======================================================
> I wouldn't even know where to begin looking for such a film. But it
> certainly looks interesting.
> --
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