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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000069.txt from 2004/12

From: "davidglenn" <>
Subj: Re: RE: Re: [kl] Scaramouche
Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2004 15:16:07 -0500

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> Von :: "dnleeson" <>
> An :: <>
> Betreff: RE: Re: [kl] Scaramouche
> Datum: Sat, 4 Dec 2004 10:24:03 -0800

> David Glenn wrote:
> Scaramouche was written for Sigurd Rascher in 1939. Here's what I
> hear from Carina Rascher: She tells me that her father Sigurd was
> forced to emmigrate from Germany in 1939 and for his protection,
> an obituary was published. Otherwise, he was afraid the Nazis
> would chase him down. Milhaud had written Scaramouche originally
> for Mr. Rascher as a saxophone solo with orchestra but upon
> seeing the obituary, made a new version for two pianos. It wasn't
> until 1952 in Aspen, Colorado that Rascher met Milhaud again
> where the composer was conducting at a festival.
> and I ask
> Why on earth would Rascher have been forced to leave Germany in
> 1939?? That is very much new news to me.
> Dan Leeson
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I don't have the specific information on why Rascher had to leave but the saxophone was an undesired instrument in the Third Reich. It will probably have been for this reason.

P.S. Why does my stupid e-mail program add "null" to my mails!??! I'm starting to get an inferiority complex from it!null

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