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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000642.txt from 2001/07

From: "Tony Wakefield" <tony-wakefield@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] 2nd Translation of German article
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 09:14:38 -0400

> From: "Cindy Christensen"
>
> Statement of the German clarinet-society
> ===============================
>
> advocates the French fingering system,<<<the German clarinet-society,
> represented by its chair, would like to express their concern and urge
> the nomination commission to rethink such a decision.>>>
>
> I would like to emphasize once again that <<<we value the French
> system and its excellent representatives just as much as those of the
> German system.>>>
>
> <<<These two statements seem to contradict each other wouldn`t you say?
>>>
> German illogic?
> T.W.
>
> No, I don't think they contradict. Generally spoken: One can value two
> different things on the same level, but nevertheless there maybe
> reasons to prefer one of these things in a special context.
>
> Dirk

But if one is attempting to protect one system over another, I would have
thought that by saying that both systems have their own merits, is not
logically substantiating what in the first place you are trying to protect.
I think this has not been phrased too intelligently. If they are saying
<both> systems have their merits, why do they bother to say that; that could
weaken their argument, when they are trying to protect their own favourite
clarinet, at the expense(?) of the French model.

T.W.

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