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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000193.txt from 2001/05

From: "Mark Charette" <charette@-----.org>
Subj: Re: [kl] RE: Clarinetfest 2001 ... a few comments
Date: Mon, 7 May 2001 00:42:39 -0400

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From: "J. Michael Norsworthy" <mnorswor@-----.net>
Subject: [kl] RE: Clarinetfest 2001 ... a few comments

>
> > Oh, they're doing it again...having Ricardo open the festival. Could
> > they have possibly chosen a tougher act to follow?
>
> I have to say that I agree with you Niel. Ricardo is a tough act to
follow.
> He's a great player, however, I'm frequently bothered that the Clarinet
> Festivals in past years have been centered around certain people, i.e.
> Morales, Daniels, Combs, Sabine Meyer, etc... These are certainly GREAT
> players and I respect them all VERY much, but I think that there are a LOT
> more clarinet players out there who would love the opportunity to play at
> some of these and I feel that they're not really given the chance because
of
> the preoccupation with these few great players.
>
> I would like to see a more varied ClarinetFest, and one that focuses more
on
> the music of our time. At the various flute and saxophone conventions,
over
> a dozen premieres usually occur. The ORGANIZATION actually does the
> commissioning for a good number of these pieces, as well as the annual
> competition (which the ICA DOES have). The works of Weber, Brahms,
Mozart,
> Spohr, etc... are all exceptional and they form the backbone of our
> literature but there's SO MUCH MORE out there.
>
> What about having players like David Smeyers, Alain Damiens, Ernesto
> Molinari, Hans Deinzer, Mike Lowenstern, Paul Meyer, and Eduard Brunner?
(to
> name just a small few) What about having the ICA commission works to be
> premiered at the festival? What about a new music competition done my the
> ICA? What about a chamber music competition? Anybody else have any more
> ideas?
>
> I'm just amazed at the differences between our organization and say the
> National Flute Association or the Saxophone conferences, not to mention
> those of the string or vocal world. Isn't there something we can do to
> spruce these things up?
>
> Just a few thoughts and all said IMHO. I don't mean to offend anyone, but
> nothing gets done by closing your mouth.
>
> --Michael
>
>
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