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Trio Pathetique

By Michail Glinka

Clarinet, bassoon, piano
Composed by Michail Glinka. Romantic. Breitkopf and Haertel #MR-1083. Published by Breitkopf and Haertel (BR.MR-1083).

Item Number: BR.MR-1083

ISBN 979-0-004-48040-3. 9 x 12 in inches.

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  • 4

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  • June 15, 2018 Not a head to head

    Have not looked at other editions of this work; that said, the printing is fine, but there are errors in letters across the three parts, notably bassoon and piano. Some letters are omitted entirely during long rests, making it difficult to follow in a rehearsal if the remaining two players...

    are stopping and starting. The overall markings are more appropriate to strings, so much of the interpretation requires wind players to ignore some of them, as they are difficult or impossible for wind players to execute as written. This is particularly true for staccato markings. The difficulty level of this work lies not so much with the notes on the page, as with intonation and dynamic balance. The latter issue again arises due to assuming equal dynamic range for the three instruments, which of course is not the case. Grab a grain of salt when reading the printed page, adjust the playing according to the realities of each instrument and all should be well.

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