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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000138.txt from 1999/06

From: "Edwin V. Lacy" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Standing is bad (further flame bait)
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 02:31:40 -0400

On Wed, 2 Jun 1999 wrote:

> I'm not implying all sitters play this way, but the players I've heard
> do this tend to posess some or all of these qualities: sheepishness,
> unagressive boring playing, small sound, no pesonality/charisma, take
> no musical/technical chances, horrible stage presence, etc.

Then you haven't seen enough sitting players. Or, are you in fact
referring to such boring, sheepish players with horrible stage presence as
Marcellus, Gigliotti, Wright, etc.

> If you think a higher degree of playing and showmanship is not
> necessary, you're in the wrong arena, wrong gig.

When did they pass this law?

> Hey, after hearing Brahms, Weber, Schumann, Rossini, Bassi, etc a
> million times, I expect some excitement to come from the performer!

You must have gone to the wrong auditorium. You should have bought a
ticket to the ballet.

Ed Lacy

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