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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000642.txt from 2002/05

From: "Michael Bryant" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Coleridge-Taylor Clarinet Quintet
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 13:51:05 -0400

To my mind the best recording of the Quintet was Georgina Dobree's
with the Amici Quartet in 1976. This LP has now been deleted.
It was also recorded by Ramon Kireilis on Spectrum SR-127 in 1980.
I wish to praise the work of Harold Wright but warn potential purchasers
of the Koch CD 3-7056 (1992) that the room acoustics of the
Quintet recording are not entirely admirable.

The story of Stanford and Coleridge Taylor appears in the lecture
by Oscar Street on "The Clarinet and its Music" on 18 April 1916
given to the Royal Musical Association (Vol 42/p108 of the Proceedings),
and Cobbett Cyclopedic Survey of Chamber Music (1929) Vol2/p489-490
in a note by Thomas Dunhill. Sadly Dunhill misreported the publisher as
Chester, whereas it was Breitkopf as already stated.


David B. Niethamer wrote on Friday, May 24, 2002 3:34 AM
Subject: Re: [kl] Coleridge-Taylor Clarinet Quintet

> on 5/23/02 1:19 PM, Ed Wojtowicz wrote:
> >BTW-If you use the Musica Rara parts, you will have to go through and
> >dynamics and articulations in the parts, there are many inconsistencies.
> ...and IMHO it's worth every minute you have to spend. I've played this
> piece many times, and always enjoy it. It's not on the same level as
> Mozart or Brahms, but not far behind either. Sort of like Dvorak.
> I read somewhere that Charles Stanford (SC-T's teacher or composition)
> showed SC-T the Brahms Quintet, and told him to go write his own, but not
> to make it sound exactly like the Brahms.
> Not a bad result.
> Nice recording by Harold Wright, if it's still available.
> David
> David Niethamer
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------


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