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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000588.txt from 1997/12

From: NYSAP <>
Subj: Re: parto parto
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 19:43:01 -0500

I know for a fact that the Metropolitan opera has been doing that aria on
the standard Bb clarinet for many years before Ricardo Morales and I am sure
they will continue to do it after he is gone too. You are saying that he
should learn to play a German system clarinet to just play a couple of notes.
wow that seems extreme!!!
How about all those recording of the Mozart concerto that are on the standard
A clarinet.(Liester, Marcellus, Wright) are they immature too that they didnt
know that they played the concerto on the wrong horn? Come on! Of course
he knew it was supposed to be played on a Bb basset. The fact of the matter
is that he didnt want to sacrifice sound and intonation on an inferior
instrument to just play those notes you are speaking of. What I think is
most important is that he played very musical and it was really beautiful

Dave Sapadin

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