Klarinet Archive - Posting 000143.txt from 1997/12
From: "J. Shouryu Nohe" <jnohe@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: De Peyer
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 12:39:57 -0500
Sort of a reply to Dan:
I shall first start off by stating that what I am about to say is my
opinion, and that's all. You may also consider it a vague shot in the
While a tone should represent your voice, etc etc, I feel that a true
performer should know how to play with the correct, classical standard
that we constantly get pounded upon--"Why don't you sound like that all
the time???" and stuff. The reason I say this, is that as a performer, I
want the audience to hear my style, my voice, yes...but what they should
hear first is Mozart's voice, Rossini's voice, Weber's voice, etc.
I believe the personal creativity and uniqueness of playing should
NEVER come at the sacrifice of the composers original intentions.
Remember, oftimes some of the audience to don't come to hear Bob Smith
live with the Alabama Banjo Choir. They come to hear the works--the
music, not the performer, draws me to the concert. And I expect to hear
the music as it was written--as the composer intended. And the vast
majority of clarinet works written were written with the full, focused,
rich tone in mind. I feel if you do not play these works with such a
sound, then you are not doing the composer any justice--rather, you just
want to show off your fast fingers (as the case often is).
Like I said, my opinion. I shall grab some fireproof clothing, as I do
not doubt that flames may surely be headed my way...
Coming soon! A whole new Dope-onna-rope! That's right! Shouryu is
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(This does not mean, however, that Shouryu has a girlfriend yet.)