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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000158.txt from 1998/03

From: "David S. Naden" <dnaden@-----.net>
Subj: Re: who has the best trill?
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 12:27:02 -0500

Prof. Roger Garrett brought to my attention that I left off two eminent
clarinetists off my short list in my previous response. Although I stated
that my list was incomplete, I did leave off David Shifrin and John Bruce
Yeh. Thank you Prof. Garrett for bringing this gross oversight to my
attention, especially since I have previously posted about David Shifrins
excellent recordings.

David S. Naden, Graduate Student
Cal State University Los Angeles

David S. Naden wrote:

> In response to Kevin:
>
> I did not restrict myself to these two excellent clarinetists. I was
> responding to Nicholas's post which specifically named these two
> clarinetists. To clarify in relation to Kevin's post, clarinetists that I
> find exceptional include the following:
>
> Walter Boykens Thea King
> Charles Neidich Janet Hilton
> Eddie Daniels Sabine Meyer
> Paul Meyer Wolfgang Meyer
> Richard Stoltzman Dieter Klocker
> Hans Rudolf Stadler Karl Leister
> Harold Wright Emma Johnson
> Phillipe Cuper Alain Damiens
>
> The list is posted in no particular order, and is not complete.
>
> David S. Naden, Graduate Student
> Cal State University Los Angeles
>
> Kevin Fay wrote:
>
> > I too vote w/ Nicholas. If you want to paint a picture, you gotta have
> > paint. Trills are one color we work with.
> >
> > David has restricted himself, though, w/ these two clarinetists. While
> > their overall performance is probably the best, at a purely technical
> > level I'd have to side with either Charlie Neidich or Stanley Drucker.
> > For a comparison of just how big a gulf in technique there can be, check
> > out Stolzmann's recording of the Corigliano concerto, and compare it to
> > Drucker's--Stanley is prob. the only person alive who can really play
> > it. (I've been told that Larry Combs plays the hell out of it, too, but
> > it hasn't been recorded as far as I know.)
> >
> > kjf
> > ----Original Message Follows----
> > From: "Martin" <dmartin@-----.NET>
> > To: <klarinet@-----.us>
> > Subject: RE: who has the best trill?
> > Date: Sun, 22 Feb 1998 23:04:46 -0900
> > Reply-To: klarinet@-----.us
> >
> > On Sun, 22 Feb 1998, David S. Naden wrote:
> >
> > > Why are you focussing on one minute (very small, and in the BIG
> > picture,
> > > insignificant) aspect of clarinet playing? You stated that although
> > > different, both "took your breath away," which I interpret to mean
> > that
> > you
> > > enjoyed both. Comparing clarinetists is okay, but should we not focus
> > on
> > > total musicianship and playing, and not just one aspect?
> >
> > I find Nicholas' inquiry perfectly valid, and I see no
> > reason for him to be taken to task for posing it. The
> > consummate musician is somebody who has addressed the
> > most microscopic of issues, enlarged each of them to
> > the degree of an entire subject of study, and then
> > integrated each of those intense studies into a unified
> > and polished composite approach. Even the ones who seem
> > to have a natural gift (i.e.; Morales and his amazing ear)
> > would never discount the close attention paid to the tiniest
> > of details in their playing. When all of those tiny details
> > are refined and perfected, then the depth and sophistication
> > of superior musicianship is truly able to come forward without
> > inhibition. The reason players like Morales and Leister and
> > Stoltzman and Meyer, etc. are able to make it sound so easy
> > is....(drumroll)...because, for them, it is. This doesn't
> > happen by mistake.
> >
> > Neil
> >
> > I couldn't have said it better myself. I completely agree.
> >
> > Garrett
> >
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