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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000398.txt from 2004/08

Subj: Re: [kl] K. 581 performance practice
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 14:39:58 -0400

dnleeson wrote:

> It is as if you had said, "Let's paint the Venus di Milo red
> because all that white marble is boring. And while we're at it,
> buy a couple of arms from a mannekin and glue them on." Such an
> assertion (which is effectively what you suggested about 581)
> would show that you don't appreciate classic Greek statuary.

Actually I think the latest research shows that many of the classical statues
*were* painted---certainly many of the Roman ones (I can't say for sure about
the Greek). There's an exhibition to that effect here in Copenhagen at the Ny
Carlsberg Glyptoteket. :P

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