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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000116.txt from 2000/09

From: "mark" <cpaok@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] ClarFest CD's
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 22:28:32 -0400

I used 2nd fiddle as an expression, a figure of speech. Yes, I am aware
that their is a hierarchy that varies from institution to institution. This
ain't the U.S.Army.

NOW, lets look at Chicago & John Bruce Yeh. (Chicago is arguably the best
in the U.S., at least it pays the *BEST* for a Symphony Orchestra) mw

----- Original Message -----
From: "Neil Leupold" <leupold_1@-----.com>
Subject: Re: [kl] ClarFest CD's

> --- mark <cpaok@-----.net> wrote:
> > Hmm ... I had always been told that the Associate Principal was the 2nd
> > fiddle???
>
> You're confusing 2nd fiddle with 2nd clarinet. Associate Principal/Eb
> does not typically play 2nd clarinet parts -- that's what the person sit-
> ting in the 2nd clarinet chair is for, and that's typically all (s)he
> plays. Associate Prin./Eb is the orchestra's Eb specialist, in addi-
> tion to filling in when the Principal player elects to pass on a par-
> ticular part. The relationship between the two is not the same in all
> orchestras. In some ensembles, the two players are veritable equals
> and divide the principal playing efforts evenly. In other groups, the
> associate player might just get the musical scraps, i.e.; the Principal
> player will sit out the overture to Candide and the Dvorak cello con-
> certo (let the associate player take principal on those) to save his/her
> chops for Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2.
>
> Neil
>
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