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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000203.txt from 2000/09

From: "Tony Wakefield" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Legal alterations [was Re: [kl] ClarFest CD's]
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 05:22:21 -0400

Nice story Mitch - got any more?

----- Original Message -----
From: Mitch Bassman <>

> Oh, and just to return to a clarinet list theme, although percussion
> instruments were featured at the festival, my hero that particular night
> was NSO E-flat clarinetist William R. Wright (presumably, the William
> Wright quoted at the top of this posting is not the same person). In
> "Bolero" he performed triple duty. He played the E-flat clarinet solo as
> well as I've ever heard it played; then he put his eefer on its peg,
> strapped on his tenor sax and blew that solo beautifully; with barely a
> breath and with the tenor still handing from his strap, he then picked up
> his soprano sax and nailed that solo.
> I've heard Bolero played by many orchestras, but I've never before or
> witnessed those three solos being played by the same person in the same
> performance. After the concert I made the point of going backstage to
> congratulate him on a fine performance.
> Mitch Bassman
> Burke, Virginia, USA

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