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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000490.txt from 2003/06

From: "Joseph Wakeling" <joseph.wakeling@-----.net>
Subj: [kl] Period basset horns (was: Purchase of Orchestral parts)
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 09:06:10 -0400

Dan Leeson wrote:
<< The Duncan Druce edition >>

Nice coincidence that you should mention that now---I just bought
Norrington's period instrument recording of the Requiem, which I realised on
reading the liner notes uses Druce's edition. It is very beautiful version
and the basset horn parts sound well worth playing. There is a part of me
that is rather uncomfortable with this idea of "revising" the
Requiem---after all, Sussmayr was the one delegated by Mozart to do the
work, was in contact with Mozart right up until his death, etc. etc. etc.,
so my feeling is his work has some authority even if it does contain what
some scholars consider "mistakes".

Now, on the subject of period basset horns---can someone recommend some good
recordings? I would particularly like to get a period instrument recording
of the Mendelssohn Konzertstuecke if that's possible, but also some concerto
and trio recordings would be nice. Any suggestions?

Cheers,

-- Joe

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