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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000648.txt from 2002/06

From: Daniel Leeson <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Vibrato REDUX
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 17:10:24 -0400

The issue is how did rubato fit with Mozart practice when Mozart played
Mozart? And boy o boy did he use it. In fact, he describes the
technique he employs very clearly. He says (paraphrase), "Most players,
when they do rubato do it with both hands. Not me. In my case the left
hand keeps a steady tempo and the right hand does the rubato."


Ed Wojtowicz wrote:
> Out of curiosity, how does this use of rubato fit in with current
> performance practice of Mozart?
> Ed
> > From: Daniel Leeson <>
> > Subject: Re: [kl] Vibrato REDUX
> >
> > Bill, I know both recordings and I think you have touched on the very
> > essence of what really troubled the American clarinetists; i.e., Kell's
> > rubato. I happen not to agree that it didn't work on the Mozart, but
> > that's just one view. I always found it fascinating and enthralling and
> > I am very pleased that you posted on this topic.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------

** Dan Leeson **
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