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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000836.txt from 1999/01

From: David Blumberg <>
Subj: [kl] re:Rite of Spring - Tension
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 23:58:22 -0500

Tony Pay Wrote:
It's often pointed out that the bassoon solo at the beginning of the
Rite of Spring has lost much of its meaning now that people play it so
fluently. Orchestral players are going back to playing it on the French
basson to recreate the tension. (This is a somewhat crude example, but
there are more subtle ones.)


Tony, just tell the Bassoon player not practice it, and do it with a bad
reed that can't play in that octave. That will create tension. ;)

David Blumberg - My Tempo Accompaniments for Woodwind Players

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