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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000746.txt from 1999/04

Subj: Re: [kl] Double Lip Playing-Question for Tom Ridnouer
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 11:53:09 -0400

In a message dated 4/16/99 9:42:14 AM Central Daylight Time,

Walter, I don't play that much any more, but when I did a lot of recital
playing I always sat. I saw Harold Wright play the Mozart with the BSO
several times, as well as the Copland once; he sat and read both works;
sounded simply great. >>

I remember hearing Marcellus play Debussy with the Cleveland. He sat next to
the conductor. He had his legs crossed at the ankles. We, of course, were all

Now I see it for the wisdom it was.

<< Finally, playing a perfectly balanced reed/mouthpiece set up goes a long
way to increasing endurance, sitting or standing >>

I agree, at this point in my life I feel that there is NO point in practicing
if my set up is not, as you say, perfectly balanced. Lately I have been using
Legere reeds, fairly hard (3 3/4 or 4) with a facing I developed just for ME
and for this reed. What a difference!

Thanks Tom for your comments!

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