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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000211.txt from 2002/05

From: "Moshe Berlin" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Crystal Mouthpieces
Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 13:18:20 -0400

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy A Schiffer" <>
Subject: RE: [kl] Crystal Mouthpieces

> Now, for the last year, I have become involved in Klezmer playing, and
> am finding that the Vandoren mouthpiece isn't cutting it anymore. I
> recently read that Giora Feidman plays on a Pomarico crystal, and would
> like to try those out, because I love his sound. Here's the qualities that
> I'm looking for in a mouthpiece: ability to play loudly, very important to
> be heard over the rest of the band when you play clarinet; ability to
> manipulate pitch easily, for the standard ornamentations; preferably a
> somewhat focused tone, as I don't like my sound spreading; ability to
> blow HARD in the altissimo register and not squeak, for obvious reasons;
> as good of intonation as possibly, because it's one of my weaknesses.
Giora Feidman is playing on a Pomarico crystal mouthpiece. His
mouthpieces are produced by Pomarico according to his specifications. They
are intendent to give the most free musical expression of clarinet playing.
I am playing these mouthpieces in Israel (Klezmer), and any time Giora come
to Israel for a visit, we spend time on examining and choosing the best
mouthpiece. I am very satisfied with every new mouthpiece. Giora told me
that on his concerts he sells mouthpieces, and was never asked to take back
un fitted mouthpiece. He told me that people are coming to the concert hall
only to get the mouthpieces and then back to home without staying for the
concert. Every mouthpiece produced by Pomarico according to Giora's
spesifications is checke personally by Giora before offering it to the

I hope it helps

Moshe Berlin


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