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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000340.txt from 1996/04

From: Roger Shilcock
Subj: Miscellaneous
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 1996 03:59:59 -0400

1) Can one *really* buy V12 reeds for E flat clarinets in the States?
I've never come across here for anything but B flat/As.
2) Someone recently made the extraordinary statement that because Weber
didn't put much in the way of directions on his music, he is open to more
freedom in matters such as articulation and tempo than, say, Mozart.
Weber knew what he wanted. The fact that he apparently chose not to say
what it was confers more responsibility upon his
interpreters to discover it, not more freedom
to do one's own thing.
3) To the person who wants to be a Crusell scholar but doesn't know
Swedish - oh, dear, oh dear. I can't help feeling that he should have
thought of that before he chose the topic - if he did choose it himself.
Roger Shilcock

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