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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000615.txt from 2003/06

From: "Matthew Lloyd" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Vibrato on the Clarinet
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 07:41:12 -0400


You are skating on thin ice with your political comments. As an
Englishman who was, to put it mildly, rebuked when I took a comment such
as yours up, I'd advise you to keep off politics.

I have emailed OFF list to tell him what I really think comrade-listees!


-----Original Message-----
From: ferengiz=E2de dani=EAl shawqy []=20
Subject: Re: [kl] Vibrato on the Clarinet

Clarinet and vibrato! How could a civilized Conductor tolerate such a
abuse of the noblest of all wind instruments? I think in Germany you'd
lynched if you'd dare to try even the most subtle vibrato.
the great Muehlfeld (for whom Brahms wrote his late parts) was reported
have played with more vibrato than the cellist of the Joachim

Seriously, I think we are missing something, historically speaking. Over
here it would be totally unthinkable to use vibrato (at least in
Austro/German chamber music) and I must say that it DOES sound FAR
than the less restrictive performance practice... maybe one day we'll
to acknowledge that the modern Austrogerman Clarinet and it's playing
tradition is in fact a different instrument and should be given a
name or rather the French/Italian instrument should be called "claroe",
"clarott", "claroon" "clareek" or something like that...
BTW, may I ask how US players handle the problem of playing an
that is either French or German in tradition (i.e. evil in any case) --
you have to rename it "freedom horn" or did someone come up with a new

----- Original Message -----
From: Deidre Calarco
Subject: Re: [kl] Vibrato on the Clarinet

On 6/18/03 1:48 PM, "Jimmy Lee" <> wrote:

> a conductor that does not want clarinets to use vibrator is a
> loser


I agree. It's none of the conductor's business if the clarinetists like
use vibrators. That's personal!

(back to lurking)


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