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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000839.txt from 1998/03

From: "Dr.Raphael P. Sanders, Jr." <rpsanders@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: klarinet-digest V1 #740
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 11:44:27 -0500

Also add to your list the name of Henry Miyamura. He is from Hawaii and one
of the greatest clarinetists I have ever heard. I studied with him at the
University of Hawaii. He is a fine conductor and teacher and has done much
to improve the Hawaiian musical scene.

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> From: Kevin Fay <kevinfay@-----.com>
> To: kreisa@-----.us
> Subject: Re: klarinet-digest V1 #740
> Date: Friday, March 13, 1998 12:19 PM
>
> I don't know much about Keith Stein--how many of his students ended up
> in major orchestras etc. Elsa is one generation removed from the 3 I
> mentioned. The vast majority of her training was in Stanley Hasty's
> studio--she was the principal clarinet on most of the famous Eastman
> Wind Ensemble recordings, and her playing is the prototype of the Hasty
> tradition. I am also led to believe that she was a student of
> Russianoff for a while.
>
> An aside--the list of players on those Eastman recordings is quite
> interesting. At one time or another, the roster included Elsa, Larry
> Combs, Eugene Zoro, Peter Hadcock, Charles Bay, James Pyne and Dan
> Johnston (3 of the more sought after mouthpiece makers . . . hmmm,
> common influence?)
>
> In the 30+ years he was at Eastman, Hasty had at most 400 students.
> Comparing that list to the rosters of major orchestra and university
> faculties will show what an influence he had on the 20th century
> American clarinet.
>
> kjf
>
> ----Original Message Follows----
> Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 20:28:24 -0600
> From: Abby Kreisa <kreisa@-----.com>
> Reply-To: kreisa@-----.com
> To: klarinet@-----.us
> Subject: Re: klarinet-digest V1 #740
> Reply-To: klarinet@-----.us
>
> > From: "Kevin Fay" <kevinfay@-----.com>
> > 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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