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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000115.txt from 2008/10

From: "Tony Pay" <tony.p@-----.org>
Subj: Re: [kl] Karl Leister K.622
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 18:54:46 -0400

On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 11:24 PM, Dan Leeson <dnleeson@-----.net> wrote:

> I remember the passages well. And I discussed them with a number of people.
> The solution I came to when Mozart did parallel passages different in some
> way, was a simple one. The first time he wrote the passage probably
> represents what wanted for all repetitions of the passage. But the parallel
> passages may not have been down that day, or even the next. So when he
> finally got to them, he didn't remember how he had phrased the music
> originally.

Yes; but in this case, the different phrasings are clearly set out
together on the one page. Well-spotted, Keith.

Actually, Mozart quite often does different phrasings simultaneously
in different instruments. The technique can be thought of as
analogous to the use of brushstrokes in painting; the COMBINATION of
the different phrasings produces the effect he was after. (See bar 5
of the Clarinet Quintet.)

But of course, that notion doesn't make sense unless you possess the
concept of 'beginning-oriented' phrasing.

Tony
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