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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000527.txt from 1997/09

From: (Steve Prescott)
Subj: Metal clarinet story
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 1997 16:06:00 -0400

Clark wrote in regard to the metal clarinet story:

That's agreat story, Avrahm, but i think you got the players wrong.
I doubt if Henri Selmer played with the Boston Symphony. Anyway,
I'm fairly certain that the player was Gaston Hamelin who had been
Rosario's teacher at one point.

Clark W Fobes

Clark is right. This story was told on this list a while back when we were
hot into the material thing. I do believe the player was not Henri Selmer.
Hamelin served as principle clarinet in Paris and BSO. He did however play
on clarinets of Henri Selmer (14.85 bore). Hamelin was a French

Koussevitzky conducted Boston 1924 - 1949 (he died June 4, 1951)

Steve Prescott
Instrument Rep.Tech./ Clarinetist
Indiana State University

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