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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000137.txt from 2004/10

From: "dnleeson" <dnleeson@-----.net>
Subj: RE: [kl] Mahler
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 18:56:40 -0400

You did not imply it. You said it outright. I quote you: "Was
he that crazy?" The thing about reckless comments is that it is
hard to withdraw after they are on paper.

Dan Leeson
DNLeeson@-----.net

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark H. Weinstein [mailto:mark.weinstein@-----.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 3:37 PM
To: klarinet@-----.org
Subject: Re: [kl] Mahler

I did not mean to imply he was crazy, and i assume you are
correct
--for the orchestral sound. For someone like myself, playing it
for the
first time is exciting. I appreciate your thoughts, and I will
give you
my take after the concert in Nov. Mark

dnleeson 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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