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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000212.txt from 2002/05

From: Daniel Leeson <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Crystal Mouthpieces
Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 13:30:07 -0400

Moshe, in my opinion, anyone who would go to a Feidman concert just to
buy a mouthpiece, and then go home without hearing Feidman's glorious
playing, does not deserve to buy a mouthpiece. Such a person is a

Dan Leeson

Moshe Berlin wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jeremy A Schiffer" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 5:44 PM
> 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
> public.
> I hope it helps
> Moshe Berlin
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------

** Dan Leeson **
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