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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000098.txt from 1996/01

From: Cheryl McClure <MCCLUREC@-----.BITNET>
Subj: Re: stoltzman
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 23:19:31 -0500

>Dear Dan Leeson,
>Bravo. Thank you for articulatin well and cogently my arguments in
>favor of Richard
>Stoltzman's playing. He is a sensitive, passionate, dedicated
>professional who has
>greatly enhanced our instrument's popularity. His Brahms Quintet with
>the Cleveland
>Quartet, his Weber Quintet, his two versions of the Copeland concerto
>his talents, expressivity and delicate use of vibrato.Clarinet
>purists may not favor him,
>but they miss the quintessential point.
> The point is this: In essence, Dick Stoltzman makes music. Using
>the clarinet as his mouthpiece, (no pun intended), he has ennobled
>art of clarinetistry. As Schubert said, "An die Musik." I need say no
>Vincent deLuise, MD

"Stoltzman makes music" exactly expresses my feeling about his "Dreams" CD.
It is enjoyed by my entire family, including my 16-year old horn-playing

Cheryl McClure
Nashville, Tennessee

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