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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000409.txt from 2002/06

From: "David B. Niethamer" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Sinfonie Concertante
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 23:07:40 -0400

Michael Bryant wrote,

>>The 'existing version' of the Sinfonia Concertante K 297b
>>with clarinet was found among the papers of Mozart's
>>German biographer Otto Jahn (1813-1869) after his death.

on 6/13/02 9:10 AM, wrote:
>The problem with that copy was that it was discovered in Jahn's vast
>archives, not among papers from Mozart or his family; it was written in a
>copyist's hand, not Mozart's; and nothing on it attributed it to Mozart.
>Here's the location of Dan Leeson's detailed explanation from Monday,
>January 29, 1996 in the klarinet archives.

In 1997, prior to a performance of this piece (which I have to confess to
love, even if it's not all by Mozart) Dan Leeson put me on the trail of
some reading about the story of this piece.

>There is a book by Bob Levin entitled "Who wrote Mozart's Sinfonie

(I found this book on Inter Library Loan - it costs $62! - DN)

>I did an article for the clarinet magazine a long
>time ago entitled "Whatever happened to the Sinfonie Concertante."
>(Vol 12, No. 1.)

Also, Levin's book references a helpful article in the Mozart Jahrbuch,
if you want to know even more. Levin also writes about a wonderful book
titled "Paperchase". I've forgotten the author, but it is fascinating if
you like detective stories. (Or even if you don't) Sorry - I've forgotten
the author.



David Niethamer


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