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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000166.txt from 1999/06

From: "Edwin V. Lacy" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Standing is bad (further flame bait)
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 18:15:00 -0400

On Thu, 3 Jun 1999 wrote:

> You must have gone to the wrong auditorium. You should have bought a
> ticket to the ballet.>>
> I don't get this statement. Does it mean performances of these works
> should not be exciting? Please explain.

They *should* be exciting. They should be *musically* exciting. While
this requires that the performer not look like they are dead or nearly so,
but it does not require that they dance, wave the bell of the instrument
in the air, or otherwise choreograph the music.

If one's enjoyment of the music requires these sorts of antics, it must be
particularly unrewarding to listen to recordings, where the choreography
cannot be seen.

> Also, wouldn't you agree that the above mentioned players are/were
> more conservative and stiff compared to a great soloist, such as
> Neidich, Stolzman, etc?

If you ever get a chance to have a private conversation with Stolzman, ask
him how he feels that he ranks in comparison to Brody, Drucker, Morales,
Marcellus, etc., etc.

> My point is that I expect to see some excitement generated from the
> soloist, if a solo recital is being played.

That's where we differ on this point. I expect to *hear* some excitement

Ed Lacy

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