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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000454.txt from 2001/04

From: "Buckman, Nancy" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] I'm simply obsessed
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 14:20:27 -0400


I have never had the nerve to admit to anyone that I repeatedly listen
(sometimes for hours on end) to the really good CD's that I come =
You have made me feel a little better today!


Nancy E. Buckman, Technical Assistant
School of Health Professions, Wellness and Physical Education
Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold, Maryland 21012 USA
Phone 410-541-2316 Fax 410-541-2233

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel Leeson []
> Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 1:23 PM
> To: klarinet
> Subject: [kl] I'm simply obsessed
> I made a tactical error today. With a lot of work to do including
> several commissions for magazine articles, I made the dreadful =
> of putting on a recording of Krommer wind octet music played by the
> Bl@-----. (EMI Classics 7 54383 2)
> So extraordinary are the performances of every one of the four octets
> performed (op. 51, 71, 76, and 78) that I have given up any hope of
> getting any work done and simply turned my full attention to the
> recording. I'm now on my third run through of the CD.
> I happen to think that the Krommer octets (really nonets, they don't
> work well without the 16 foot bass which is played in the recording =
on a
> contrabassoon) are simply marvellous music: clever, intelligent, well
> composed, imaginative, fanciful, super pieces. But the playing of
> Meyer's ensemble is so exciting, full of energy and gusto that one =
> have to be made of stone not to fall in love with both the pieces and
> the recording.
> It has to be close to 40 years since I first played a Krommer nonet =
> I almost fell off my chair at the first one I did. It made me
> breathless with admiration. One year at a summer music camp at which =
> was an instructor for large-scale wind ensemble music, Larry Combs =
> there and he and I played several together all of which he admiringly
> classified as "cooking music."
> I have no idea why I am writing this note except I am so damn =
> And now I will be late in getting the articles written. Damn.
> --=20
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> ** Dan Leeson ** =20
> ** **
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