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 Re: Beethoven Violin Concerto transposed Clarinet Part
Author: donald 
Date:   2018-01-21 10:24

I am in agreement with Tony Pay, kdk and Philip Caron with their observations.
I own a C clarinet, and have found that each time I've used it in a professional setting I have found it rewarding in some way or other.
That said- last time I played the Beethoven I recall I actually just used A clarinet for the whole piece. I'm a bit embarrassed to say I can't remember exactly WHY I did this (esp as I had used C clarinet in the previous concert for the Verdi Requiem... I have a feeling I might have forgotten it for the rehearsal and so for the dress/perf just stuck with what I'd used at the rehearsal).
I had never even SEEN a C clarinet until I was studying at CCM in the 1990s, and was given the use of a 1970s era Buffet R13 C clarinet that played very nicely in tune. For two years I used that thing a lot (including performing the Berg songs on it when someone flew off to Europe with my E flat clarinet, and playing first violin parts in a string quartet when all the string players absconded to Aspen). I was blissfully unaware that C clarinets are apparently hard to play in tune, and very thankful that someone else had paid for the darn thing.

When I returned to NZ in 1998 only ONE of the professional players I knew had access to a C clarinet, now there are quite a few floating around- I believe this to be a result of the INTERNET making it much easier to order one or to find out what is available, and to find 2nd hand ones (both mine and my colleague in the Auckland Chamber Orchestra play on 2nd hand instruments that would have been very difficult to locate/buy in the pre internet age). This is just a theory, argue away if you must.

Perhaps it is true that the Historical performance movement inspired AWARENESS and CONSIDERATION of what the composers may have originally heard and has increased the willingness to play on the "key" instrument the composer intended. AS someone who "came of age" musically in the 1980s it just seems like a good idea to me. It certainly doesn't take much thought to work out that a C clarinet (modern OR historical) MIGHT have different qualities than an A clarinet, and a little bit of experimentation confirms this.

At any rate- we are lucky to have this resource, woodwind.org, and people prepared to provide transposed parts if we really feel we need them. In this instance it is of no use to me, but in the past it has been very useful to be able to put the call out for a transposed part (Strauss Oboe concerto a year or so back comes to mind, thanks to John Peacock)



Post Edited (2018-01-21 12:50)

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