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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000122.txt from 2003/10

From: "Buckman, Nancy" <nebuckman@-----.edu>
Subj: RE: [kl] Lying awake early in the morning
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2003 13:00:19 -0400

Without commenting on relative beauty (which is an impossibility=20
anyway), the confusion lies in the fact that Romantic music paints while =

Classical music speaks. Most players are attuned to music that creates=20
a mood by its painting of one, and presume that such is the function of=20
Mozart's music. But it is not and many performers and listeners are=20
disappointed by his music failing to paint such a mood.

So the use of terms like "too many words" shows what people from the=20
classical period listened for. It's a very good description.

Dan

I have always felt more comfortable playing Mozart than Brahms. When I =
play Mozart, it just seems to come out sounding right to me and, I =
assume, my audience, because they always compliment me on my =
performances of his music. However, when playing Brahms, for some =
reason I don't see the same beauty in his music that I do in Mozart's =
and consequently, am always asking for guidance concerning performing =
practices and whether my performance of his music conveys what he wanted =
to be heard. Dan, does your statement above pertain to any of this?

Nancy

Nancy E. Buckman, CPO, AFO, Technical Assistant
School of Health Professions, Wellness and Physical Education
Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold, MD 21012-1895 USA
Phone 410-777-2316 Fax 410-777-2233
E-mail nebuckman@-----.edu

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