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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000407.txt from 1999/06

From: "Fernando Silveira" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] A=Pitch in Europe (for ClarFest)
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 20:52:55 -0400

Dear David, in Germany they use A 444 but the musicians can play at A442.
When Wolfgang Meyer was in Brazil he played with A 442.
By the way I play with A442 and I am bery excited to try your sistem.
See you there!!

All the best

Fernando Silveira
Principal Clarinet - National Symphony - Brazil
Clarinet & Saxophone Professor - Rio de Janeiro University
Phone (55)(21) 613-4229
Fax (55)(21)716-2248
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De: David Blumberg <>
Data: Sábado, 12 de Junho de 1999 18:11
Assunto: [kl] A=Pitch in Europe (for ClarFest)

>I'll be at the ClarFest in Belgium with some sample Accompaniment CD's for
>players to hear, and buy (at the Rico Grand Concert/Boosey table). What are
>the A= pitches that are played the most there? Is it A=440, 442, or 444 -
>what is the most common A pitch played? I'll bring A=440, and probably one
>other pitch - which other one to bring?
>Also if I put 3 pieces on one CD - what would they be? I was thinking
>Mozart Concerto, and 2 others (possibly Debussy Rhapsodie, Brahms 1) -
>recommendations wanted.
>David Blumberg
>Accompaniments for Woodwind Players on Compact Disc
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