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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000326.txt from 2005/07

From: Joseph Wakeling <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Mahler's Symphonies
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 08:04:12 -0400

dnleeson wrote:

> The Mahler 4 is a case in point. It is not as you suggest for A,
> B-flat, C, and bass, but rather for A, B-flat, and C soprano
> clarinets, and A and B-flat bass clarinet.

As I recall, isn't there a further interesting aspect to the bass part
in this symphony, which is that it ends with an extended duet for cor
anglais and bass clarinet in Bb---but with the latter part in the
written key of F# major?

Which, since an A bass was clearly available, has some interesting
implications about Mahler's desire for the instrumental colour, no?

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