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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000314.txt from 1996/01

From: Bill Fogle <bfogle@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: The Moenning Story---the book, the movie, or both
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 1996 19:51:45 -0500

Mr. Fobes wrote, in part:
[Moenning] was unique during his time for
his knowledge of the acoustical design of clarinets and bassoons and
his ability to adjust them based on that knowledge . . . Those of us in the
field of clarinet repair and acoustical design
owe Mr. Moennig a strong debt of gratitude as a model of craftsmanship
and dedication to improving the instrument.
How did Moenning "improve" the Buffet R-13? Was the issue a specific
flaw, or a broader quest for better intonation/response? Were the barrels
only for use on manipulated clarinets or do they have application for
present-day instruments?

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