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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000070.txt from 2001/02

From: "Alf Hörberg" <alf.horberg@-----.se>
Subj: SV: [kl] A TV show about K. 621b
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2001 14:29:36 -0500

Obviously my previews messages on this thread did not go through.

Anyway, I
was just watching the video Anigma of K.621b a second time and for people
who have been working with these issues there are no news in this film. It
gives a very good overlook of what is known about many of the details
surrounding Mozart/Stadler/T. Lotz/K.621b, nicely presented by Robins
Landon. One central issue is the search for the "strange instrument" Basset
horn in G, asked for in the Wintertuur fragments. This instrument is
supposed to be equipped with a low C# key since that note is written in that
manuscript. Thome is traveling around to the museums where some of the
treasures basset-horns of the time are kept to find clues to the mystery,
but of cause, he can't find a G-B.H from Mozart's time anywhere. However, on
the journey he is presented to some other nice instruments made by Theodore
Lotz and they are a pleasure to look at. Specially the three, by the
brothers Ronald and Robert Sebesta of Slovakia, newly discovered BHs marked
1,2 and 3 in conditions like new. After this discovery the amount of still
existing Lotz basset-horns went up by 100%. They can be heard at
www.stadlertrio.com who got the honour to make a recording on these
instruments. The CD is: Glossa GCD 920603.

One thing that is strange in this context is that I can't remember him
mentioning that the low C# already appears in the 25 pieces for basset-horn
Trio of 1783? (also called 5 Divertimenti). So that key most likely must
have existed alredy on some BHs in F. There are no examples of an existing
F-BH with that key either from that time.

The film is really worth seeing since it's a good summary of what we know so
far on this subject. I sure hope that we haven't seen the end of discoveries
on this one yet.

Alf

----- Original Message -----
From: Daniel Leeson <leeson0@-----.net>
Subject: Re: [kl] A TV show about K. 621b

> Only one of the six notturni calls for a G basset horn. The others are
> all for F basset horn. The G basset horn was used whenever the key
> selected would have required an A clarinet. In the case of the one
> notturno that calls for a G basset horn, the clarinet pair is in A.
>
> Dan Leeson
>
> Floyd Williams wrote:
> >
> > David,
> > yes,I found it very interesting.I didn't realise how little the basset
> > horn in g had been used at the time.I just assumed it was usually in f.
> > He also said that the Nocturnes(with voices) were for g basset horn if I
> > understood him correctly.
> > When I get my copy back from Peter Spriggs I could send it to you to
> > make a copy.
> >
> > Floyd
> >
> > David Glenn wrote:
> > >
> > > Floyd,
> > >
> > > Do you recommend this film? I would also be interested to see it and
maybe
> > > even obtain a copy for our local music school... We have PAL
standard in
> > > Germany) + also NTSC at home.
> > >
> > > David
> > > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > >
> > > Floyd Williams wrote:
> > >
> > > > Dan,
> > > > I saw the film on SBS television in Australia and made a copy for
Peter
> > > > Spriggs who happened to be on holiday(from Canada) in Brisbane(Gold
> > > > Coast).He said he would have it converted to NTSC(I guess)from PAL
and
> > > > return it to me.
> > > > IF you don't manage to get a copy or see it in the US,let me
know,and
> > > > I'll send it along to you.You'll need a VCR that shows both formats
or
> > > > have it converted.
> > > > Easier still,you could get in touch with Peter at
> > > > peter@-----.com
> > > > and his web-site is at www.pspriggs.com
> > > > At the end of the documentary,Thomes proceeds to perform with
orchestra
> > > > the fragment which exists for basset horn.
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > > Floyd
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Floyd Williams
> > > > Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
> > > > Brisbane, Qld. AUSTRALIA
> > > >
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