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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000744.txt from 2001/07

From: Josh <eliazor@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] German versus French
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 19:58:25 -0400

It seems that the Germans have a problem as to who can play what. Well, I
think it is all hog wash. Music is music. It is a universal language.

Josh
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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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