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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000721.txt from 2004/10

From: Adam Michlin <amichlin@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Appealing to the superficial
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 19:53:15 -0400

At 12:34 AM 10/25/2004 +0100, Tony Pay wrote:
>But trying to alter what we have of K622 itself -- to make *it* more
>'palatable' -- is to destroy the most important thing about our possible
>relationship with it: namely, that Mozart trusted us to take a major piece of
>his seriously.

The superficial side of me is tempted to suggest you stop embellishing the
written notes. The educated side of me knows that this was common practice
in Mozart's time.

I'm not sure how loudly I can shout:

I HAVE NOT AND HOPEFULLY NEVER WILL PUT A BEAT TO K622.

I believe I can get Mozart through to students in much better ways. I
believe I *have* gotten through to student with much better ways. I love
Mozart so dearly in part because of a band transcription I played years ago
and consider this to be just one of many better ways. But I would resort to
such a crude, tasteless act before giving up, too.

-Adam

PS: And yes, I readily admit it probably wont work. A poor reason for not
trying.

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