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    Adagio in g minor-albinoni

    Woodwind Quintet adaption of Albinoni's work

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    Re: Adagio in g minor-albinoni

    Thanks Theo,
    I keep hoping that Soundclick will return to making its site work......
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    I like the sound of this, it seems to translate well to woodwinds.
    I only have a few minor issues on some of the instrumental choices.
    for example, in the first few seconds, a flute plays the melodic line, but then it switches to a clarinet, except that the flute timbre just seems to disappear. it's a bit jarring to my ear. I think I'd have preferred a smoother transition.
    I also notice that the first oboe note of the "main" descending theme seems smothered by a held flute note. maybe that's just a recording balance issue?


    On a musicological note: technically, this is Giazotto's Adagio in G minor, having been composed entirely after the end of World War II by him, supposedly based upon a fragment of a theme by Albinoni. This fragment was never found, and most scholars now attribute the composition of the Adagio entirely to Giazotto.

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    Re: Adagio in g minor-albinoni

    Thanks for listening, Michel,
    Seems like the 1st half of the 20th Century was full of pesky composers who fooled people into believing a new work had been found. The 1st time I heard this it seemed to be more Romantic than Baroque in nature, but I thought it might be in the orchestrating. It's always suspicious to allege anything after the fact....
    The flute had the lead in much of this so I tried to split between flute & clarinet.
    I'll listen again for your suggestions.
    Gary

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