Klarinet Archive - Posting 000178.txt from 1993/12
Subj: Re: Light/dark controversy
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1993 18:34:45 -0500
To: All participants who care to respond.
From: Stan Geidel
RE: the light sound / dark sound issue
Dan Leeson has responded to my inquiry regarding the characterization of
clarinet sound of three well-know players. I now invite comments from all...do
you *AGREE* or *DISAGREE* with Dan's assessment. I do point out that Dan notes
he does not typically characterize sound in terms of color...he did so at my
special request. Again, please respond, indicating whether or not you agree or
disagree with Dan's assessment. Thanks
>Stan Geidel has asked me to describe the sounds of three players:
>Drucker, Marcellus, Leister.
T>Had I been
p>ressed, I would have characterized Leister's sound as dark,
D>rucker's as bright approaching strident, and Marcellus as neutral
i>n color. But I was never pressed and, therefore, these notions
a>are shoot-from-the-hip responses to your question.
>Dan Leeson, Los Altos, California