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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000121.txt from 2001/04

From: Mark Charette <charette@-----.org>
Subj: Re: [kl] What you can say about vibrato
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 11:00:23 -0400

On Fri, 6 Apr 2001 rgarrett@-----.edu wrote:

> At 02:41 PM 04/06/2001 +0100, you wrote:
> > Dear Roger,
> >
> > >However, it does not support the use of vibrato for clarinet in the 18=
th
> > or 19th centuries as a common (or uncommon) performance practice for th=
at
> > time period. In fact, the lack of any writing from that time period
> > referencing vibrato on the clarinet is more supportive of the lack of i=
t
> > as a performance practice than anything else we have (or have not) seen=
=2E
> >
> >I believe this is a generalisation covering too wide a period of music
> >history. In fact there is evidence through one of M=FChlfeld's relative=
s
> >(who heard the great man play) that M=FChlfeld played Brahms with vibrat=
o.
>
> I hope you can find out more about what was written - either through Tony
> Pay as you suggest or from some other source. I find the entire discussi=
on
> to be very interesting - especially since I like using vibrato in Brahms
> more than I do in Mozart!

The quote is from the book, "Clarinet," by Jack Brymer. More information (c=
omplete quotation, a couple of postings by Connie Josias, and an analysis o=
f vibrato by Jonathan Cohler) is available at http://www.sneezy.org/clarine=
t/Study/Vibrato.html .

mark C.

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