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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000671.txt from 2003/06

From: "LARISA DUFFY & DAVID DOW" <DUFFYL@-----.CA>
Subj: Re: [kl] vibrato
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 22:39:59 -0400

I seem to remember a wonderful Jancek concert in Europe years back done by
the Czech Philharmonic ...the ensemble was unbeatable. The clarinets most
marvelous and yes with vibrato....sensational style in the music of the
Sinfonietta under Libor Pesek. I remeber a super performance of the Daphnis
et Chloe Suite No. 2 which was spot on....the orchestra received a well
deserved standing ovation. I think vibrato is such a big part of classical
music that to dismiss it on the ground of what arguements I hear o the
Klarinet or read. -- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Leeson" <leeson0@-----.net>
Subject: Re: [kl] vibrato

> I agree Patricia. It is not until one of the vibrato fist fights breaks
> out on KLARINET (as they do periodically) that I realize how unformed
> the clarimet community is in terms of reaching any kind of a concensus.
>
> I add that I find much of the criticism about using vibrato to be
> unworthy of us. When Kell came to the US after WW2, he was the most
> astounding player I ever heard and he scared the hell out of the rest of
> the American clarinet playing community. The way he was attacked was
> with his use of vibrato, and it was a shame how this stunning player was
> vilified for little but playing brilliantly. But it was his vibrato that
> was attacked, and often visciously.
>
> Dan
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> Patricia A. Smith wrote:
> >
> >
> > Dan Leeson wrote:
> >
> >> Trying to prove that something is good or bad by asking someone to
> >> listen to what you think is good or bad, has a small chance of
> >> working. Its too subjective an appoach and too easily dismissed.
> >> Typical: "Well I listened to those recording and I think they stink."
> >> It's an argument that is easy to make and impossible to counter. "You
> >> think it stinks? Well I think you stink. And your mother wears army
> >> boots!!"
> >> And so it goes. Arguments need to be far more objective to get anywhere
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> >
> >
> >
> > I further submit, Dan, that perhaps in such an area as vibrato, there is
> > never going to be a complete consensus because it is an area governed so
> > much by subjective opinion of what particular individuals find pleasant
> > to listen to. Some prefer the vibrato tied to the dynamic; others to
> > note length, still others have other criteria. Of course, one cannot
> > broaden that field TOO much, or else I will eventually find a market for
> > these recordings of nanny goats I have on mp3.
> >
> > Patricia Smith
> >
> >
> >
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