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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000451.txt from 1997/12

From: "Jeroen T. Salm" <>
Subj: Re: aids to performance
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 09:10:31 -0500

MMM, I know a Karl Leister who could drink lots of Grappa (Italian very
strong drink!)...

Jeroen T. Salm
The Netherlands
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Van: Edinger/Gilman <>
Aan: Klarinet list <>
Datum: maandag 8 december 1997 5:57
Onderwerp: re: aids to performance

>Re: aids to performance (alcohol's effects on playing): I now recall
>having read an interview with Karl Leister (I think it was Leister) who
>advocated complete abstention from alcohol for anyone making a career of
>playing the clarinet. This was in The Clarinet some months ago. Seems
>a bit severe, but becoming a professional was never a question for me
>anyway. He didn't say anything about any other forms of abstinence, but
>I assume if you want to play sarabandes knowledgably, it would require
>the right sort of background preparation, which would preclude THAT kind
>of abstinence.
>(BTW, Peter Schickele talked about the origins of the sarabande on his
>radio program this week - what a coincidence)
>Bill E.

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