Advertising and Web Hosting on Woodwind.Org!

Klarinet Archive - Posting 000041.txt from 2011/04

From: Margaret Thornhill <>
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

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
Klarinet mailing list
To do darn near anything to your subscription, go to:

     Copyright © Woodwind.Org, Inc. All Rights Reserved    Privacy Policy    Contact