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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000717.txt from 2001/04

From: "Aimee E. Kratofil" <>
Subj: [kl] Tartini
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 07:12:45 -0400 wrote:

> However, the Gordon Jacob Concertino is really a mid-20th century piece,
> >using material from Tartini adapted for 20th century performance and 20th
> >century tastes. The tunes and harmony are Tartini, but the sound is Jacob.

then David Niethamer wrote:

> A colleague of mine who was about to perform this with orchestra (rental,
> from Boosey) did some research into the original. The music is literally
> lifted out of two different Tartini violin sonatas. I believe it's the
> third movement that actually contains parts of two different movements of
> original Tartini. If anyone needs chapter and verse, I'll be happy to
> look it up and report.

Well, I guess I need to know what's what. I'm finalizing a
competition program for a student of mine, and was
considering the Tartini. I'm still waiting for my copy to
arrive. The rules say that a transcription is considered in
the musical history time period of the original piece. So I
was thinking that the Tartini would be baroque. Now I'm not
sure. What do you think? Is it a transcription or an
arrangement in a 20th century style based on tunes of


Aimee Kratofil
Greensburg, PA

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