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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001490.txt from 1999/01

Subj: Re: [kl] Questions
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 06:52:31 -0500

In a message dated 1/29/99 7:49:52 PM, Ravel wrote:

<<And why is a clarinet called a horn?>>

This is one thing that always bothers my sensibilities. To me, the word "horn"
when used to describe a clarinet seems disparaging and crass. I do not feel
this way about French horns or horns in general. I just think there are better
synonyms to choose when describing a clarinet.


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