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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000552.txt from 2001/04

From: Dave Sandusky <daves@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] I'm simply obsessed
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2001 20:12:12 -0400

Where can one get a copy of this CD? Is it out of print? Yes, I have
tried looking...BMG, Columbia, EMI site, Borders, CDnow.com, Amazon...

Dave Sandusky

"Buckman, Nancy" wrote:
>
> Dan,
>
> 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 across.
> You have made me feel a little better today!
>
> Nancy
>
> 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
> nebuckman@-----.us
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Daniel Leeson [SMTP:leeson0@-----.net]
> > 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 mistake
> > of putting on a recording of Krommer wind octet music played by the
> > Bläserensemble Sabine Meyer. (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 would
> > 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 and
> > 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 I
> > was an instructor for large-scale wind ensemble music, Larry Combs was
> > 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 excited.
> > And now I will be late in getting the articles written. Damn.
> > --
> > ***************************
> > ** Dan Leeson **
> > ** leeson0@-----.net **
> > ***************************
> >
> >
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