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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000601.txt from 2001/04

From: rgarrett@-----.edu
Subj: Re: [kl] Revelli--Politically incorrect now, but not then
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 11:38:47 -0400

At 03:05 PM 04/25/2001 +0000, you wrote:
>There were many, many of these "quartermaster-type" bandmasters back in
>the time you are talking about, but this was a whole other time in America
>and even American musical history. Back then it was much more acceptable
>for an accomplished conductor to be a "tyrant" as you say.

You make a good point - one that bears consideration. Most of the people
who were "tortured" (in their own eyes) by Revelli tend to be those from
the mid to late '60s. By 1972, when Revelli retired, young people couldn't
and wouldn't stand for the kind of treatment that, only 10 to 15 years
earlier, was acceptable by many.

Best wishes,
Roger Garrett

Roger Garrett
Clarinet Professor
Director, Symphonic Winds
Illinois Wesleyan University
School of Music
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Phone: (309) 556-3268
Fax: (309) 556-3121

"A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes
another's."
Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825)

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