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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000808.txt from 2004/10

From: "dnleeson" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] BBC concert
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 16:25:47 -0400

This is most interesting because it contradicts the radio
announcer's comments. But I don't say that to dispute what you
say. Radio program notes are often grievously in error. But the
specific statement made was that this was Vorisek's only
symphony. I'm delighted that the possibility exists that I'll
have a chance to hear another someday. It is, in my opinion, a
real masterpiece. I always use "in my opinion" when speaking
about these things because everyone must make up their own mind
on how a work affects them. But as I indicated, it knocked me

Dan Leeson

-----Original Message-----
From: Allen Levin []
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 12:48 PM
Subject: Re: [kl] BBC concert

Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorisek (for-ZHEE-shek) was a young protege of
Beethoven. He wrote at least two symphonies which have been
recorded; but
the recordings are undeservedly obscure. The BBC performance was
the best
I have heard. I was privileged to play the 2nd Symphony in the
'60s. I
was told then that it was only the 2nd US presentation. The
Chamber Symphony of Philadelphia (Anshel Brushelow conducting)
it a year earlier. We played from prints of hand-copied parts
used in
Philadelphia. Quite possibly the same set was used for the
London performance.

At 12:14 PM 10/26/04 -0700, you wrote:
>I went back to the BBC concert to have another hearing of Tony's
>insightful performance of 622, but as much as I enjoyed and
>valued that performance, something else on the concert (and
>I had not listened to first time round) completely swept me

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