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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000076.txt from 2003/10

From: (Tony Pay)
Subj: RE: [kl] Weber's 1st Concerto
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2003 17:57:34 -0400

On Sat, 4 Oct 2003 12:23:52 -0700, said:

> > From:]
> >
> > I just heard an Outstanding Recording of the Weber first concerto. I
> > do not know who the performer was but he/she was great. I am
> > currnetly going to be entering a concerto competititon in january
> > and I was wondering if you guys could help find the an edition like
> > he was playing. Basically I am just looking for two requirements:
> >
> > 1. EVeryone knows that there are 2 triplet passages, then
> > after the second one there is a sixteenth note passage. In
> > this recording there were sixteenth note passages after


> > the first and second sets of triplets.
> >
> > 2. Cadenza
> >
> > If anyone can help, that would be greatly appreciated!.
> > Thanx so much,
> > Raymond Griffith

> The 16th note section and cadenza were added by Baerman[n].

Yes, but by different Baermanns.

> I'm sure many editions have it, but I always used the International
> Edition. It isn't great as there are plenty of mistakes (like all of
> their editions), but it does have the cadenza.

IMO you're best off with the latest Breitkopf edition. That throws away
all the stuff that isn't in Weber's MS, but does include Heinrich
Baermann's 'accompanied cadenza' (the added sixteenths after the first
set of triplets), plus his son Carl Baermann's added cadenza (following
the low F).

My own preference now would be to include Heinrich's accompanied
cadenza, and then do something similar to Carl's, but not necessarily
the same as it, afterwards.

And if I were you, I'd also look at other editions for the main text,
and choose whatever embellishments you think support and enhance what
*you* think Weber's intentions were -- or, make up something else that
does that, whilst still maintaining contact with Weber's original.

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