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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000032.txt from 2011/04

From: "Steve Hartman" <sdh902@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Edmondo Allegra and Stravinky's L'Histoire du Soldat Trio
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 18:43:35 -0400

I was always under the impression that the French clarinetist Augustin =

Duqu=E8s premiered the Trio version of L'Histoire. He was later Principal =

Clarinet in the New York Symphony under Walter Damrosch and the NBC Symphon=
y =

under Arturo Toscanini. What is your source of information?

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From: "Soo K. Goh" <soo.goh@-----.edu>
To: <klarinet@-----.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 4:20 PM
Subject: [kl] Edmondo Allegra and Stravinky's L'Histoire du Soldat Trio

> Dear forum members,
>
> I am writing my dissertation on Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat trio an=
d =

> was wondering whether some of you may be able to help. As you may know, =

> the Italian clarinetist, Edmondo Allegra premiered the work. He later =

> played in the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1925-1939. He was also the =

> clarinetist that premiere Stravinsky's Three Pieces.
>
> I have searched the clarinet forum and have read that many Italian =

> clarinetists played on the full Boehm Bb clarinet and often transpose =

> their music. In the second movement of the trio, there was a chalumeau =

> low Eb note not possible on regular Boehm clarinet. Perhaps Allegra was =

> able play this note if he was playing on a full Boehm clarinet? The issu=
e =

> is that the second movement was written for the A clarinet. Was the full =

> Boehm A clarinet popular with the Italians or the Swiss (since the =

> premiere was in Switzerland).
>
> I appreciate any guidance you may have on this. Thank you for your time =

> and help.
>
>
> Soo Goh
> Adjunct Clarinet Instructor
> Introduction to Music Appreciation Instructor
> UNC-Pembroke
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> soo.goh@-----.edu>
>
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