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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000628.txt from 2001/07

From: "Jim Hobby" <jhobby@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] German clarinetists defend German system
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 23:36:52 -0400

Point of curiosity: Given a musician, equally capable on both the German &
French clarinet, (perhaps difficult to acquire?) what is the difference in
the sound? In a blind test, for example, could a person with a good musical
ear actually distinguish the difference between the two systems? (This is a
serious question, by the way. I don't recall ever hearing a German clarinet
played live.)

Jim Hobby
jhobby@-----.net

>From: Christian Budde <budde@-----.de>
>IMHO the letters are written in a bit exaggerated
>style to get through the bureaucracy (which, as you know, was invented by
>us germans ;-) ).
>I do not see the german system dying, but another point that was between
>the lines: A musician who wants to be a professional in a german orchestra
>will have lots of difficulties if he does not play as it is usual (the
>same holds eg. for string bass where there are different ways to hold the
>bow).

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