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 Mozart Clarinet Concerto on accordion!?
Author: MSK 
Date:   2019-01-27 03:40

So I got in my car to run some typical Saturday afternoon errands with my radio tuned to NPR. I heard the familiar orchestral accompaniment to the Mozart Clarinet Concerto Rondo movement. But what is that solo instrument? Oboe? No it's too low. That's got to be English horn. Wait that high part sounds like flute. Nope. Now it sounds like flute and oboe in unison. Could it be accordion? It kind of sounds like accordion, but I must be mistaken. Accordions never play concertos with symphony orchestras. It's got to be some weird arrangement for English Horn and flute. In my mind I'm thinking it kind of works, but I sort of feel robbed when the C instruments steal one of the few classical concertos written for clarinet. They already have more we do. Anyways, I have any NPR "driveway moment" and wait to hear the announcer. Yes, it was indeed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the solo part played on the accordion and accompanied by a symphony orchestra playing the normal orchestral part. Who knew?

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 Re: Mozart Clarinet Concerto on accordion!?
Author: alanporter 
Date:   2019-01-27 04:01

A friend of mine recently criticised accordions playing classical music, but I said to him that there IS a place for accordions. He responded, in a quiet voice, "Yeah, at the bottom of a mine a hundred miles away".

tiaroa@shaw.ca

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 Re: Mozart Clarinet Concerto on accordion!?
Author: Mark Charette 2017
Date:   2019-01-27 04:05

If hell is filled with accordions then at least I'll have some Vivaldi to listen to ...

https://youtu.be/NiRNzIUkDuk

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 Re: Mozart Clarinet Concerto on accordion!?
Author: Ursa 
Date:   2019-01-27 09:19

MSK, it would seem that you may have tuned into a rerun of Schickele Mix...

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 Re: Mozart Clarinet Concerto on accordion!?
Author: davyd 
Date:   2019-01-27 18:04

One time in orchestra we accompanied a guy who whistled the solo part to the Mozart oboe concerto.

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 Re: Mozart Clarinet Concerto on accordion!?
Author: GBK 
Date:   2019-01-27 18:49

By coincidence, right now in orchestra we're doing the Stokowski arrangement of the Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor (nice clarinet part, btw) and the conductor is experimenting with adding an accordion to the tutti sections.

Surprisingly, it actually works well.

...GBK

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 Re: Mozart Clarinet Concerto on accordion!?
Author: Tom H 
Date:   2019-01-28 10:02

Sometimes I warm up at rehearsals playing the Mozart with all sorts of ridiculous vibrato, note bending and glissandos. Gets quite a laugh. Then I play the Oboe solo in Italian in Algiers for the oboe player--with my patented "oboe" sound.
Ya gotta have fun...

The Most Advanced Clarinet Book--Austin Macauley Publishers
tomheimer.ampbk.com/
austinmacauley.com/author/heimer-tom (PDF samples here)


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 Re: Mozart Clarinet Concerto on accordion!?
Author: Tony F 
Date:   2019-01-28 10:28

"By coincidence, right now in orchestra we're doing the Stokowski arrangement of the Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor (nice clarinet part, btw) and the conductor is experimenting with adding an accordion to the tutti sections."




https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cambridge+buskers+toccata+and+fugue

Tony F.

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 Re: Mozart Clarinet Concerto on accordion!?
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2019-01-28 20:48

Tony F.


WOW!!!! The first offering of the Toccata and Fugue by the Compatibles is amazing - three accordions (or bayans? I mean no disrespect), tuba and violin. There are so many descent recordings where I listen to only about the first 30 seconds. That was the best 6:47 I've ever spent.


THANKS!




...................Paul Aviles



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 Re: Mozart Clarinet Concerto on accordion!?
Author: Ralph Katz 
Date:   2019-01-29 03:05

The accordion is a much maligned instrument. Someone I once played lots of chamber music recently heard some Klez stuff I did, and intimated just how viscerally he despises the accordion. Alas. Arising in the pre-electronics world, the accordion is portable, can play somewhat expressively, projects well, and can handle both melody and chords, all of which make it very desirable in a lot of situations. If the accordion was doing a good job, that would be a novelty, and thus appeal to some people. Mozart, Vivaldi, Haydn and others reused their own music regularly on other instruments, so I don't have a problem with this.

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 Re: Mozart Clarinet Concerto on accordion!?
Author: MSK 
Date:   2019-01-29 03:23

Actually, it was very well played and didn’t sound like stereotypical accordion. That’s why I was having trouble indentifying it.

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 Re: Mozart Clarinet Concerto on accordion!?
Author: Tom H 
Date:   2019-01-29 09:50

I played principal clarinet with a really interesting orchestra in NY in the 70s. 3 first violins and the 2nd violin section WAS an elderly lady playing the accordian. The conductor was a piece of work (guess he was never taught what a preparation beat was). AND, we got paid. It was my night of comic relief while in college.

The Most Advanced Clarinet Book--Austin Macauley Publishers
tomheimer.ampbk.com/
austinmacauley.com/author/heimer-tom (PDF samples here)


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