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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000561.txt from 2001/05

From: (Tony Pay)
Subj: Re: [kl] solos w/ensembles [was apparently, but not really]
Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 19:39:59 -0400

On Wed, 23 May 2001 11:02:45 -0400, said:

> I prefer to start work on any piece from the score and encourage my
> students to do the same. Sometimes this is difficult if the score has
> the (Bb or A) clarinet part in C, but that situation is rare.

I remember Thea King saying to a student in a masterclass, "You realise
that the composer *never ever saw* what you have in front of you, don't

This is a sufficiently clever question to confuse the student, and have
him/her remember the interaction afterwards. I often use it now myself.

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