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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

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Martin Pergler pergler@-----.edu
Grad student, Mathematics
Univ. of Chicago

   
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