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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000391.txt from 2002/06

From: Jim Bartram <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: Sinfonie Concertante
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 11:28:34 -0400


The "Tovey" you're referring to is Donald Francis Tovey, who wrote the musical
articles for the 11th Britannica, and a set of books called "Essays in Musical
Analysis". He was an outstanding writer on music, and his books are still in


At 08:21 AM 6/13/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>In your 1996 explanation of the Sinfonie Concertante mystery you mention
>There were a few dissenting voices. George de St. Foix commented on
>the really strange architecture, the double solo exposition that has no
>precendent in all music of the period, and a few other things. Tovey
>said, in 1930, "The man who wrote this work could not compose."
>Who was this Tovey? Forgive my ignorance, but could this be someone
>related to
>Bramwell Tovey, the current Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony?


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