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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000125.txt from 1997/12

From: "David C. Blumberg" <>
Subj: de peyer
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 12:39:39 -0500

Larry, I'm totally with you. In his best days, to me, he was average, to
well below. I'm told that his ego is bigger then his belt (by one of the
Lincoln Center Admin, a non-musician). As he IS still alive, I made that
comment ((D.L.))- If he were dead, I probably wouldn't, out of respect for
those that can't defend themselves.

Larry Wrote:
From: "L. BORCHERT" <lborcher@-----.Edu>
Subject: Re: de Peyer (was Melos Ensemble Concert on 12/)

I would have to side with those who detest his playing. Perhaps, detest
is too strong of a word, but I do use his recording of the Weber _First
Concerto_ and the Spohr #1 as an example for my Clarinet Techniques course
of the unfocused tone quality that can be heard in some clarinetist's
I also remember his comments at the ICA convention in Toronto
about those "silly Americans and their questions about vibrato." It might
be worth the price of admission to hear the other performers on the
concert, but, personally, wouldn't spend a dime to hear de Peyer play.


Dr. Laroy Borchert
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003

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