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From: (David Glenn)
Subj: [kl] [Fwd: [kl] Highest note in Mozart concerto]
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 13:27:28 -0400


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Subject: Re: [kl] Highest note in Mozart concerto
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Daniel Leeson wrote:
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> In general Mozart never went above a written high D for clarinet though,
> as Tony Pay reminded me, there is a high E in the Gran Partitta and that
> note is certain because the manuscript still exists. For basset horn,
> no manuscript exists to suggest that he ever went above a high D. Also,
> though it is not terribly important to this discussion, I can find no
> case of him having written a C# (above the staff) for any clarinet type
> instrument. Either it was a note that he never needed to use, or some
> other reason prevented its presentation.
> --

Dan, do you mean for basset horn in F? The Winterthur MS goes to high E and
F in bar 142, but then as you said some time in a past discussion about
Mozart writing high notes for the clarinet, that's not comparable because
that's for basset horn in G and not for (basset) clarinet in A. As far as
the high C# goes, that's in bar 150 of the same MS. I'm not an expert on
Mozart or manuscripts, I just have a copy of this one because it's so
important to me. Maybe I missed your point here? Please let me know if this
is an oversight or if there is another point to it as I value your
contributions immensly!


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