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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000124.txt from 2004/10

From: "dnleeson" <dnleeson@-----.net>
Subj: RE: [kl] D clarinets
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 16:34:08 -0400

The most important E-flat clarinet solo is not for E-flat
clarinet. It's Till Eulenspiegel and it is for D clarinet.
Since I never owned one, I can't comment on the instrument, but
if I had had more opportunity to play at the upper end, I would
have bought one. Why should changing from E-flat to D be any
more problematic than changing from C to B-flat, etc. I don't
consider that a problem but recognize that I have no experience
doing it.

Dan Leeson
DNLeeson@-----.net

-----Original Message-----
From: CBA [mailto:clarinet10001@-----.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 12:49 PM
To: klarinet@-----.org
Subject: [kl] D clarinets

Dan,

Just how many pieces would call for a D clarinet? I have been
thinking of getting one in the future, but I am not sure that
the number of pieces requiring it would warrant such a purchase.

Also, I was wondering about if one person has a D clarinet, and
the other has an Eb, when 2 of these beasts are required (I
believe Mahler does require 2 in one piece) does it cause more
problems than it is worth?

Kelly Abraham
Woodwinds - Computer Geek
Hattiesburg, MS
--- dnleeson <dnleeson@-----.net> wrote:

> Mark, I think that anyone who approaches Mahler's music with a
> hypothesis that Mahler was crazy and did not know what he was
> doing is in serious trouble. I have played Mahler 5 with six
> clarinets on a number of occasions including the two bass
> clarinets, though I did not have a D clarinet. I had to use
> an
> E-flat and transpose.
>
> There is not a shred of evidence that Mahler chose those
> instruments for any reason other than his knowledge of
> orchestral
> sound and what those clarinet types contributed to it. Now
> you
> if have some other information about his motivation, I'd like
> to
> hear it. Alternatively, you might play the work, get some
> experience in it, and then share your thoughts with us.
>
> Right now, you are not in a position of advantage with those
> of
> us who have had the privilege of playing that work, sometimes
> on
> multiple occasions over a period of 30 years.
>
> Dan Leeson
> DNLeeson@-----.net
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark H. Weinstein [mailto:mark.weinstein@-----.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 11:36 AM
> To: clarinet list
> Subject: [kl] Mahler
>
>
> I am playing 3rd/bass clarinet part in Mahler's 5th Symphony
> with
> an
> amateur orchestra. In theory the part calls for 6 clarinets-
> B,A,D,C,Bb
> bass and A bass. I actually have all but the A Bass. Any
> thoughts
> on why
> he wrote one part for 6 clainets? for the tone? Why write for
> A
> clarinet
> in 6 flats when there are other options? Was he that crazy?
> Yor
> thoughts. Mark
>
>
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