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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000677.txt from 2004/10

From: "dnleeson" <>
Subj: [kl] Putting a beat to K. 622
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 16:26:24 -0400

I'm very puzzled by the discussion about putting a beat to K.

If the necessity exists to "put a beat" to K. 622, it must be
thought that the work is without such a thing. Clearly if, in the
mind of the person who did it, K. 622 needed a beat. Otherwise
why would s/he have done it?

Is one suggests that something "needs a beat" is that equivalent
to saying that the something "is without rhythm"?

Perhaps I am just not with it any longer, or else something
needing a beat means an entirely different thing.

Will someone help me shape my head right, please.

I'm not trying to be critical of the idea, just trying to
understand the difference between rhythm and something needing a

Dan Leeson

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