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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000798.txt from 1998/03

From: Abby Kreisa <>
Subj: Re: klarinet-digest V1 #740
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 11:43:46 -0500

> From: "Kevin Fay" <>
> Subject: Re: College Choices...
> Can't resist jumping in on this one.
> Just because one performs well does not mean that you are a great
> teacher. The converse is also true.
> The 3 most esteemed clarinet teachers in the U.S. in the second half of
> this century (IMHO and in no particular order) were Stanley Hasty, Leon
> Russianoff and Robert Marcellus. Marcellus obviously performed
> regularly--he was the backbone of the Cleveland wind section until he
> went blind. Hasty had been principal at half a dozen big
> orchestras--each for about one year--before the move to Rochester and
> the Eastman school. Russianoff, as far as I read anywhere, never
> performed at all ever--and Julliard certainly cranked out some pretty
> fantastic clarinet players over the years.
> Of the choices presented here, I know little. Clearly Combs and Yeh are
> the ultimate performers (in the event that a double major undergrad can
> get in the studio)--but I have heard that Klug is a very good teacher.
> I would base my decision on you other program. Clarinet is great and
> all, but eating is just as important.
> kjf
Sorry Kevin, I can't help jump on what you said...what about Elsa
Ludewig-Verdehr and Keith Stein?

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