Klarinet Archive - Posting 000816.txt from 1998/04
From: Agrenci <Agrenci@-----.com>
Subj: Re: Re: wind instruments and circus tricks
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 02:05:04 -0400
In a message dated 4/15/98 10:42:55 PM, Robert Howe wrote:
>TO answer his query, Berlioz writing circa 1850 describes an Asian
>shawmist at a Pris exhibition, circular breathing an A, "until we all
>had our fill of that note" or something to that effedct. This implies
>that the technique was not part of the Western bag-of-tricks. See
>Joseph Marx's book of essays (The Writings of Josef Marx, pub. 1980ish
>by McGinnis and Marx) for a fuller description and exact quote.
Thanks for this interesting info, which seems to indicate a relatively recent
introduction of circular breathing into Western music performance.