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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000688.txt from 1997/12

From: Hat NYC 62 <>
Subj: Re: klarinet-digest V1 #500
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 02:48:34 -0500

In a message dated 97-12-12 21:41:57 EST, you write:

<< .............He did not play several critical notes in the precise
> octaves that Mozart requested chosing, instead, to use an inferior
> version for whatever reason and causing unmusical leaps of an
> octave on several occasions, not only for the notes in question,
> but for passages surrounding them so that arrival and departure
> from the note was not as disruptive as they might otherwise have
> been. I think to be important. Others don't. Chacun a son
> gout. >>

I never argued that playing without the "correct" instrument was a good thing.
I simply didn't understand the need to hypothesize the reasons Ricardo might
have done so. To suggest that he either didn't care or didn't know better was
pointless and insulting, and for me it detracting from the importance of the
facts that Dan had stated earlier in his post.

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