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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001235.txt from 2000/04

From: "Michael Bryant" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Oehler/Boehm sections
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 22:27:30 -0400

The geography of the Oehler system is a little blurred

In this parish, Jane Booth plays some German system Wurlitzers.
and a German student, Ute Bublitz, at the Guildhall, London
has always played Boehm

I have Czech- and Russian-made German system clarinets in my possession.

Swiss born Eduard Brunner plays the Boehm system in Munich
and Hans Rudolf Stalder first played the German system but changed to Boehm

In German music schools the Oehler system was/is compulsory for German
but foreign students were admitted playing the Boehm system

In Holland 30 years ago both systems were played but the German system has

I know personally some German system players in Japan (made by Yamaha)


Roger Shilcock wrote on 28 April 2000 09:32 about Oehler/Boehm sections

>I don't think the genuine Oehler system - as opposed to some of its
>ancestors and relatives - has ever been widely used in the U.K. Some
>players do use German and German-style Schmidt-Boehm instruments, though.
>Roger s.
>On Thu, 27 Apr 2000, Elizabeth Owens wrote:
>> Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 17:23:32 GMT
>> From: Elizabeth Owens <>
>> Reply-To:
>> To:
>> Subject: [kl] Oehler/Boehm sections
>> Hello all,
>> Being a born-and-bred Boehm system clarinettist, my knowledge of the
>> legendary 'Oehler system' instruments is limited, to say the least. This
>> not helped by the apparent extinction of this instrument in Britain (in
>> neck of the woods at least). My tentative question to the list is: Are
>> there any orchestral clarinet sections, world-wide, containing
>> who use more than one system (i.e. Principal clarinettist using Boehm,
>> using Oehler), and if not, why not? I am aware of the essential tonal
>> differences due to bore-size, set-up etc., but not whether they are
>> incompatible within a section.
>> My apologies if this topic has cropped up before...
>> Liz
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