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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000645.txt from 2000/07

From: "mark weinstein" <cpaok@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] 'Fest antics
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 18:03:14 -0400

Sorry for blank reply.

Carbonare is the spelling.

mw
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From: "mark weinstein" <cpaok@-----.net>
Subject: Re: [kl] 'Fest antics

>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "William Wright" <Bilwright@-----.net>
> To: <klarinet>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2000 1:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [kl] 'Fest antics
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>
> <><> Neil Leupold asked:
> Alright, now this is hardly fair. Now I'm REALLY jealous of everybody
> who was able to go to the Fest. What did he do?! Do tell!
>
>
> He did a classic time-honored comedy routine, but it was the
> *manner* in which he performed it, and the way that he adapted it to a
> clarinet audience, that brought the house down. I am mostly a
> non-demonstrative person (in the flesh), and his performance was the
> first time in 20 or 30 years that I have laughed so hard that I cried
> openly.
>
> The key to it was that Carbonari (sp?) is what the ladies would
> term "a hunk" who dressed immaculately in black, radiated virility, and
> played the most serious music in (IMO) the most beautiful manner. There
> was absolutely no hint whatsoever that this fellow could engage in
> shenanigans of any sort.
> After his third standing ovation, he consented to play one more
> piece -- Saint Saens, if my memory serves -- and then the accompanist
> began to do everything wrong. After trading scowls and shamefaced
> expressions and starting over again several times, Carbonari's clarinet
> fell apart; and then everything else went wrong. Carbonari went into
> satirical antics (with just a hint of truth in them) about adjusting his
> reed, blowing out the holes -- at one point, it actually looked as if
> his lips were going to fall off his face and he was going to slobber on
> the floor because he was blowing on the holes so maniacally. Then he
> tried to give his now-dripping-icky reed to the accompanist in hopes
> that the accompanist would put everything right -- that was the moment
> when I tipped over the edge and began to howl uncontrollably.
> The entire routine lasted 2-3 minutes, and when it was over,
> Carbonari resumed playing his encore seriously. Then the pianist
> decided (once again) to upstage Carbonari and hammer out some 'ffffff'
> chords, so Carbonari pulled out a pistol and shot the accompanist.
>
> It was classic vaudeville, a la Jimmy Durante and Victor Borge, but
> it was done to perfection. As they say, t was worth the price of
> admission by itself.
>
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