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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000641.txt from 1997/12

From: "Dan Leeson:>
Subj: RE: basset hounds
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 10:20:36 -0500

> From: MX%"klarinet@-----.79
> Subj: basset hounds

> In a message dated 97-12-12 06:42:07 EST, you write:
> << It is *not* just "Mr. Leeson's opinion". Playing this obbligato on the
> basset instrument is now practically standard practice elsewhere. There is
> such an instrument in the Bate Collection here in Oxford (Eng.) which was
> specially made for this purpose several decades ago - I don't have any
> more details to hand, but I have seen it. If I remember correctly, its
> bottom note is written D. >>
> What does this instrument's existance have to do with Ricardo? So far, I have
> seen no posts regarding individual b-flat bassetts in PRIVATE hands. If you're
> so upset, write to Mr. Levine! It seems that if the opera houses of Europe are
> paying for the damn things, then blaming Ricardo for not using one is quite
> unfair!
> Of course, one of the reasons Ricardo is in a position to play the solo in
> question is because he doesn't spend all his time responding to the crap other
> people might choose to think or say about him! That doesn't mean he doesn't
> see what's written here, of course. . .

It would be very helpful if the party who wrote this had signed it or
identified himself/herself in some way. It helps in understanding
posts when we can put the words to a name. In the case of this particular
post, for example, its testiness might become better understood if one
knew who wrote it.

Dan Leeson, Los Altos, California
Rosanne Leeson, Los Altos, California

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