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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000704.txt from 1996/04

From: Greg Baker <BAKERG01@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: High school appropriateness (Re: Rabaud Solo de Concours)
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 1996 18:26:10 -0400

Sean,

Concerning your comment on musicality, I think there is a difference in the
TYPE of musicality that each of the pieces you mentioned (Rabaud and Mozart)
requires. Mozart requires a far more mature player, but only because it is far
more conservative a piece than the Rabaud. Many students, teachers, and
performers OVERkill the Mozart, believing it to be something from the pen of
Rachmainoff or Puccini. I could go into detail if I had time to sort it out,
but suffice it to say that every time I listen to Robert Marcellus's recording
of the Mozart, I think to myself, "Gee, I din't know it could be that easy!"

My two cents worth,

Greg Baker

   
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