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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000215.txt from 2002/05

From: "Moshe Berlin" <berlim@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Crystal Mouthpieces
Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 14:54:09 -0400

Dan,

I was meaning to say how excellent are the mouthpieces.

Moshe Berlin

----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Leeson" <leeson0@-----.net>
Subject: Re: [kl] Crystal Mouthpieces

> 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
> putz!!
>
> Dan Leeson
>
> Moshe Berlin wrote:
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Jeremy A Schiffer" <schiffer@-----.edu>
> > To: <klarinet@-----.org>
> > 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
> >
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> ** Dan Leeson **
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