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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000967.txt from 2001/02

From: "David B. Niethamer" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Just how important is the minuet, anyway?
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 23:47:50 -0500

on 2/24/01 12:16 PM, Daniel Leeson wrote:

>I suggest that three issues related to the minuet's dance
>form arise in performance of symphonic minuets: (1) tempo (which I
>suspect is probably slower than we have occasion to perform)

Let me understand what you wrote more clearly -

should we play these movements more slowly than we currently do (as an
over generalization, anyway)?

And this leads to a question about K. 498's minuet which arises
continuously - is the pulse in three, or in one?


David Niethamer
Principal Clarinet, Richmond Symphony

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