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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000139.txt from 1999/06

From: "Michael Bryant" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: Standing when playing
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 02:31:41 -0400

And surely, Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr is another wonderful player
who never stands, but invariably rests the bell on her knees?

Mike Bryant

Tony Pay wrote Re: Standing when playing Date: 02 June 1999 21:54

>On Wed, 2 Jun 1999 15:49:18 EDT, said:
>> I have never heard anyone argue that it's better to sit when playing,
>> so this is all new to me!
>No, nor had I till I started reading this list, John. And I think I'm
>not quite unexperienced in the business of playing the clarinet, or
>particularly isolated from the profession.
>I knew one or two wind players who always preferred to sit: Bernard
>Walton, on clarinet, who liked to cross his legs and rest the bell of
>the instrument on the upper knee as well; and Janet Craxton, on oboe,
>with whom I played for many years.
>But they never said that it was *better*, in general.
>> I personally enjoy standing. I stand when I practice, and always
>> stand in solo performances and recitals.
>Bully for you.
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