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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000822.txt from 1998/04

From: "Karl Krelove" <>
Subj: RE: wind instruments and circus tricks
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 07:37:23 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of ROBERT HOWE
> Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 1998 10:22 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: wind instruments and circus tricks
> Were you an oboist, as am I, you would know that what Mr. Neidich has
> found is not a circus trick, but a valauble expressive device.
> Labelling it a "trick" only displays impatience at not being able to do
> it oneself. Without circle breathing, I can play a solo for 45-50
> seconds without pause on the oboe; this is always impressive in the slow
> movement of the Unfinished Symphony, whereas the clarinet plays the long
> solo in c# minor with three breaths, I play it later in a minor with
> none. Keeps the audience--and your fellows in the orchestra--on the
> edge of their seats.

Yeah, you and the bassoonists who double-tongue the solo in the Beethoven 4
finale - what ever happened to all-for-one-and-one-for-all? ;-(

Karl Krelove

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