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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000507.txt from 2005/08

From: Adam Michlin <>
Subj: [kl] Forgeries (was Orchetral sexism)
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 17:13:18 -0400

I am curious, the use of the word "forgery" has (to me, at least) the
connotation of someone creating something to intentionally defraud (as in
your book). Is this Quartet an attempt to defraud or just one of the many
wishful thinking anonymous compositions?

I would definitely attribute anything Southern Music Company did to
ignorance before malice. Well, perhaps more appropriately apathy, they just
don't seem to care to know the truth and, I suppose, this allows them to
profit from passing on misinformation. I think this is different than
forgery and would be interested to know if there is a true forgery in the
history of this piece (and, alas, have no access to BBC4).


PS: A rhetorical question, would you really want to be paid in British
Pizzas? I guess it can't be much worse than what passes for pizza in
California, though!

At 07:53 AM 8/31/2005 -0700, dnleeson wrote:
>For the British members of the klarinet list, I am going to be on
>BBC in an interview about Mozart forgiers. It is not about my
>book, but about real forgeries of compositions attributed to
>Mozart. The show will be on BBC4 on either Oct. 20 at 11:30 am.
>And one of the many works that I will indentify as a forgery is
>the Cassation Quartet as published by Southern Music company of
>San Antonio.
>Does BBC pay in pizzas?

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