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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000599.txt from 2001/05

From: "DClarinet" <DClarinet@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] needed, Bb friendly Schumann Fantasy Op73 w/piano
Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 22:49:29 -0400

Or you could get a copy of "The Recital Clarinetist" pub. by G. Schirmer and
edited by Ben Armato which contains a transposed piano part for use with a
Bb clarinet. DClarinet

----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Hausmann <bhausmann1@-----.com>
Subject: Re: [kl] needed, Bb friendly Schumann Fantasy Op73 w/piano

> At 08:17 AM 5/24/2001 -0500, rgarrett@-----.edu wrote:
> >At 08:59 AM 05/24/2001 -0400, you wrote:
> >>I would love to do the Schumann Fantasy Op 73 for my next recital. My
> >>problem is that I have a Bb version that is in B Major (5 sharps!!!).
> >>
> >>Request. Transcribed version for Bb in friendlier key, C Major would be
> >>nice ;-)
> >>with appropriate piano accompaniment. Pointers to full name/publisher
of
> >>the sheet music, and who carries it would be appreciated.
> >>
> >>thanks!
> >>terry
> >
> >Terry,
> >
> >The problem with doing it this way is that the piano part is then in the
> >incorrect key (well, the entire thing would be also), and that just is
not
> >preferable for this particular work. The Fantasy Pieces has a
> >terrifically difficult piano part that is equal to the clarinet part in
> >terms of it's importance and even more critical in terms of the colors
(in
> >part, defined by key). It is no more accompaniment to the music than the
> >clarinet part is. The comparison with the Mozart Concerto is not really
> >accurate because, while several will argue that it should never be moved
> >away from it's original key of A Major, the focus of a concerto remains
> >primarily on the soloist with the accompaniment being simply that -
> >accompaniment (with wonderful interludes of course).
> >
> >In my opinion, this is not a work that you should program on anything
> >other than an A clarinet. Certainly, study the piece on Bb (although it
> >won't be the same when you finally do get an A to play on) on the A
> >clarinet part, but don't perform it until you have an A.
>
> Or get the piece in the correct key to play on an A clarinet, play it on
> the Bb, and have the accompanist use a digital piano that can do the
> transposition effortlessly. Purists will cringe, but no one else will
even
> notice.
>
>
>
>
> Bill Hausmann bhausmann1@-----.com
> 451 Old Orchard Drive
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>
> If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!
>
>
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