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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000426.txt from 2002/05

From: (William Wright)
Subj: Re: [kl] Selmer Series 9
Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 20:55:50 -0400

<><> Tony=A0Pay wrote:
I fear that whatever else [a barrel with spherical bore] does, it'll
throw off the left hand twelfths, particularly the higher ones. The
altissimo notes will be completely b***ered.

...well, I've already agreed with the craftsman that this is an
experiment. I have no preconceived notions. If it fails, it will not
be a reflection in any way on the craftsman who agreed to my
'off-the-wall' request.

Actually, I'm grateful that there are craftsmen who are willing to try
these things. It adds pleasure and just a bit of excitement to life.
I could not possibly build one of these pieces myself.



If I had Stadler's mouthpiece, would I play better? Or do I need his
ligature also? Or perhaps he and I are different persons? If I had
Mozart's pen, would I compose better?


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