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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000233.txt from 1995/03

From: Martin Pergler <pergler@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Thanks for Solo Clarinet
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 1995 14:17:54 -0500

On Wed, 8 Mar 1995, Thomas Labadorf wrote:

> April,
> You should check out a book called "Classical Studies for Clarinet" edited
> and transcribed by Himie Voxman. It has the Bach Cello Suite #4 complete
> trouble. And you're right, they are a lot of fun, but I suggest you rig up
> an oxygen tank or learn how to circular breath so you can make those long
> phrases. (Cellists can breath while they play.)

True -- this would certainly help. However, I once played Suite 3 for a
master class (for amateurs) on recorder. (Coach was a recorder player,
cellist and gambist). One of the main points I was told was to _take the
time to breathe_ when I needed to. These are expressive solo pieces and
there is no conductor waving a baton to force us to keep exactly to the
beat. Of course, this has more to do with general interpretation than
with just finding place to breathe.


Martin Pergler
Grad student, Mathematics
Univ. of Chicago

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