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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000728.txt from 2001/07

From: "Ed & Carol Maurey" <edsshop@-----.ca>
Subj: Re: [kl] German versus French
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 06:58:16 -0400

Abe is right. It's definitely a tempest in a teapot. However, do I smell
orange pekoe? Earl Grey? Oolong? No, I do believe it's the unmistakeable
smell of Turf!

Ed Maurey
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From: "agalper" <agalper@-----.com>
Subject: [kl] German versus French

> German versus French
>
> The recent appeal by the Berlin players to prevent a person who plays a
> French system clarinet from entering the teaching realm in Germany is
> amusing.
> They go to lengths to show the history of the clarinet starting with
> Denner.
> That section ends with names of famous composers who wrote for the
> French players they knew.
>
> Does this imply that anyone not playing a French system clarinet can not
> play these works? Or can a French clarinet player not play any Brahms,
> Wagner etc.?
>
> One might ask the question: Is it the clarinet the intended
> professor is playing or the player himself that is the object of the
> letter?
>
> Things change. For instance, in old videos of the Berlin Philharmonic,
> the clarinet players sit very stolid while playing their parts.
> Nowadays, the videos show the clarinet players prancing all over their
> chairs. Do these movements supposedly enhance their playing?
>
> The issue, to me, is a tempest in a teapot.
>
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