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Mara Gerety

Enescu, yet again

November 14, 2007 at 2:09 AM

So I'm all loopy again after listening to the Enescu Octet for Strings...more details on the piece and my reaction to it later, but right now I just need to know: is there ANYWHERE in this country I can buy a nice cheap mini-score to this work?? My searches have been fruitless, and the IMSLP got shut down a few months ago. It's the Octet in C major, op. 7...
From Anne Horvath
Posted on November 14, 2007 at 2:41 AM
Which recording do you have? Also, you could contact the enescusocietyusa.org and ask those folks if they can point you in the right direction for a score and parts.

As I remember, the Enescu scores on imslp were not PD in the US anyway, so that wouldn't have done you much good. Good luck in your quest!

Sigh. I miss imslp so much.

From Mara Gerety
Posted on November 14, 2007 at 5:18 AM
I KNOW--I tried logging on to IMSLP a few weeks ago looking for the Vecsey "Valse Triste" (I love the piece, but I'm not about to pay for it) and--NOOOOOOOOO!!!!

I already found a score available through sheetmusicplus.com, but it would take three weeks to get here and costs some pretty big rubles....

From Megan Chapelas
Posted on November 14, 2007 at 10:25 AM
Inter-library loan? What you do after you've got it is none of my business....
From Tom Holzman
Posted on November 14, 2007 at 1:15 PM
Mara - at the current exchange rates, even pretty big rubles is probably chump change, so change your forints to rubles and send in your order.
From Mara Gerety
Posted on November 14, 2007 at 2:20 PM
Uhhh...it's actually in dollars, "big rubles" was just an expression (see one of my previous Enescu rants for its first appearance.)
From Anne Horvath
Posted on November 14, 2007 at 2:47 PM
I spend a lot of $$$ on music. It is a reality of the profession. My CPA did a double-take the first time she did my taxes: she couldn't believe how much money I spend on music every year!

Just mooch off your parents for as long as you can...

From Tom Holzman
Posted on November 14, 2007 at 4:41 PM
Anne is right. Your parents will be glad to foot the bill for this, and, if they protest, just give Anne or me their email address and we will take care of the matter.
From Mara Gerety
Posted on November 14, 2007 at 11:29 PM
Oh my God. The three of us are the Hungarian Mafia. :)

I actually just thought of that earlier today--there's a convincing case to be made that, as I'll be performing it in January, the score for the Enescu is indeed an "academic supply". :) :) :)

From Tom Holzman
Posted on November 15, 2007 at 1:52 PM
Mara - good thinking! The proper approach to take (advocated by the Hungarian Mafia) is that anything related to your music (no matter how remotely) is an academic supply. Your parents should understand.
From Anne Horvath
Posted on November 15, 2007 at 2:26 PM
Well, we all carry around violin cases...

Also, I nominate Holzman for Consigliere.

From Tom Holzman
Posted on November 15, 2007 at 5:26 PM
I'll accept if Anne consents to the the Capo di tutti Capi.
From Anne Horvath
Posted on November 15, 2007 at 6:45 PM
Fine. But I want to get paid double-scale.
From Tom Holzman
Posted on November 15, 2007 at 7:03 PM
AS the Godmother, Mara must decide that.
From Mara Gerety
Posted on November 15, 2007 at 8:00 PM
Tutti bravi! My first decree is that we must all speak a bizarre mix of Hungarian and Italian. :P
From Anne Horvath
Posted on November 15, 2007 at 8:14 PM
Well, that calls for triple scale. Sono sul colpo.

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