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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000041.txt from 2011/04

From: Margaret Thornhill <clarinetstudio@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Strav Three Pieces
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:12:02 -0400

With respect to transposing the Stravinsky Three Pieces to be played on one
clarinet:

The entire work is a study in timbre from dark to bright. The first movement
starts in the dark low register of the A clarinet, the middle movement
explores the upper ranges of the A, the third ends the work with the
brilliant color of the upper register of the B-flat clarinet. I am certain
this was Stravinsky's object in asking for the instrument changes, more so
than any range concerns.

Transposition of this work is therefore a sort of violation of the music,
since the instruments are to be heard sequentially, and alone.

Margaret Thornhill
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