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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000558.txt from 2002/06

From: "Gary Smith" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: "Buzzy" Sound (Stoltzman)
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 18:43:35 -0400

Someone was musing about why Stoltzman takes a lot of hits; my reply was
"...because he's made money."

The green-eyed monster, IOW. I like Stoltzman a lot and have several of his

>Subject: [kl] Re: "Buzzy" Sound (Stoltzman)
>Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 16:35:09 EDT
>In a message dated 6/17/02 2:59:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> writes:
> > I think it's because he's made money.
>I disagree. I believe Stoltzman has done more for clarinet and music in
>general than a lot of "superstars" have by making it more mainstream and
>increasing exposure. In my opinion, however unorthodox some things he may
>are, he makes music (forget the money). No one plays Copland like he does,
>in my opinion, but I'm not fond of his Mozart. However, I am indebted to
>in some small way because of the things he has done for music with a
>in his hands and without. He takes much more criticism than he deserves.
>But, just so you know - I don't own a single Stoltzman recording :-)
>my view...

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