Klarinet Archive - Posting 001317.txt from 1998/04
From: "David C. Blumberg" <reedman@-----.com>
Subj: CSO Clarinet
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 19:28:38 -0400
Who had that job? I just played a job with the daughter(cellist) of one of
the longtime retired members of the CSO Clarinet section (30 years) who
passed away this past summer (she was telling me, I will get more details
soon). She said he played either 2nd, or asst. to Brody. I can't recall his
name. She remembered Yeh's name, so she thinks it was Yeh that replaced him.
Larry L. wrote:
When the Chicago Symphony Orchestra held auditions in the early 70s for
assistant principal/E-flat clarinet, they had upwards of 300 auditionees.
Only five of that original pool were placed in the finals. When Clark Brody
(formerly the long-time principal of the CSO) was asked how they narrowed
such a large field, he is alleged to have stated:
"Easy -- they're the only ones who played in rhytym."