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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000818.txt from 1997/12

From: "Dan Leeson:>
Subj: Re: morales post
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 10:54:58 -0500

> From: MX%"klarinet@-----.75
> Subj: Re: morales post

> Dear Dan,
> I agree with your point that we should strive to play works as the
> composer has intended. But what i dont agree on is that one should compromise
> ones standard of excellence to do so. Yes you can buy a Bb basset clarinet
> from a German brand but why would sacrifice tone and intonation to just play a
> few notes? I think you would have had more of a problem with the performance
> if Mr. Morales played the aria out of tune and with a terrible sound. As
> stated in his posting, he did look for an instrument and didnt find any that
> was up to his standards.

Why would you think that he would play out of tune or diminish his
standards by playing on a German clarinet? Who says that anything
is so sacrificed by doing this? There are those who suggest that
exactly the opposite is the case; i.e., that the French instruments
are inferior. (I am not one of those but simply state what some fine
players suggest.) And you are right. I would not have wanted him to
play out of tune or with a terrible sound on any instrument. What made
you think that I did?

It is true that his note suggested that he could not find an instrument
that was up to his standards, but I suspectg*^la._SUQ/IM63WZFv# S
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> What bothered me about your postings is the fact you think because he
> is young that he is immature in his musical knowlege. What makes you think
> that the principle of the METROPOLITAN OPERA would not know about the basset
> part in the PARTO PARTO aria? You know when I was 20 even I knew that the
> aria was played on Bb basset let alone Ricardo who has had the job for almost
> 5 years and he is 25.
> NYSAP@-----.COM

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