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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000495.txt from 2002/02

From: "fred.sheim" <fred.sheim@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] [C] More Clarinet Virtuosi of the Past available
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 19:25:15 -0500

It might be interesting to note that a quick search on "bookfinder.com"
found only "Clarinet Virtuosi of the Past", at $354 to $689 a pop, used. Wow.

Fred

At 04:29 PM 2/24/02, you wrote:
>David and others of the same opinion might like to
>write to de Haske and express their consternation.
>Here are some addresses:
>
>De Haske
>Businesspark
>Friesland-West 15
>Holland
>Telefoon: 0513 - 65 30 53
>Fax: 0513 - 65 32 91
>E-mail: music@-----.com
>
>De Haske
>Rotlaubstr. 6
>79427 Eschbach
>Switzerland
>Tel.: 07634/550-0
>Fax :07634/550-155
>E-mail : dehaskeCH@-----.com
>
>Fentone Music Ltd. [Now part of the De Haske company]
>Flemming Road
>Earlstrees, Corby
>Northants NN 17 USN
>England
>Tel. +44 (0) 1536 260981
>Fax +44 (0) 1536 401075
>E-Mail: music@-----.com
>
>Novello and Co is now part of Music Sales.
>
>Pamela's "Clarinet Virtuosi of the Past" (1971 hardback)
>and "The Clarinet Teacher's Companion" (1976)
>were published by Robert Hale. The paperback
>of "Clarinet Virtuosi of the Past" was published by Fentone
>in 1976 and reprinted in 1982, 86 and 94.
>This possibly indicates that Fentone reprinted only
>small quantities and that there has been a steady demand.
>"More Clarinet Virtuosi of the Past" (Fentone) was in paperback
>from the start in 1977 and was reprinted at least in 1982.
>
>Mr Fentone Senior retired before the company was sold
>to de Haske, after which they immediately fired his son.
>I think there are only 3 employees left at Fentones.
>One of the directors of Fentones told me they had no stock
>in the UK and another admitted that they did have stock
>but they are not permitted to export it. All very confusing.
>
>"Clarinet Virtuosi of Today" (Egon) is already out of print, I think.
>It never reached a paperback edition. Pamela's latest,
>as yet unpublished book, a 'dictionary' of a further 400
>clarinettist of the past, was rejected by de Haske at the
>end of last year, 2001.
>
>Meanwhile John Newhill has provided me with additional information
>(including the death dates of composers who died since 1984)
>for a revised edition of his basset horn book. Translations into
>Swedish and Italian (at the very least) are in progress.
>He has just told me that a German author, Dr Thomas Grass,
>is writing or planning to write a new book about the instrument.
>
>MB
>
>Gary wrote on Sunday, February 24, 2002 7:58 PM
>Subject: Re: [kl] [C] More Clarinet Virtuosi of the Past available
>
> > This is probably a question that Michael Bryant could answer exactly. I
> > believe that there have been a series of acquisitions over the years. In
> > the most recent, de Haske purchased Fentone which includes the rights to
> > these books.
> >
> > The copies I have (of More Clarinet Virtuosi of the Past and Clarinet
> > Virtuosi of the Past) were printed 8-10 years ago. These books are thick,
> > expensive and relatively slow selling. I presume that de Haske has decided
> > that reprinting them is not a good investment.
> >
> > Gary
> >
> > At 11:33 AM 2/24/02, you wrote:
> > >Gary Van Cott wrote:
> > >
> > > > I have received what is the very last stock of More Clarinet Virtuosi
>of
> > > > the Past by Weston. I have been told by de Haske that they will not
>be
> > > > reprinting this book or her other Clarinet Virtuosi books.
> > > >
> > > > Gary
> > > >
> > > > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > >
> > >Wot!? Did they publish her books? I have Clarinet Virtuosi of the Past
> > >published by Novello, More Cl.V. of the P. publ by Halstan and Cl.V.of
>Today
> > >published by Egon. What has de Haske have to do with it? That would be a
> > >catastrophy if they weren't published anymore!
> > >
> > >David
> > >
> > >
> > >
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