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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001025.txt from 2003/06

From: (Tony Pay)
Subj: Re: [kl] Utilizing vibrato; was, Cohler's vibrato article
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 18:58:28 -0400

On Thu, 26 Jun 2003 15:58:09 -0700, DUFFYL@-----.CA said:

[snip of stuff I entirely agree with]

> I realize I may be off topic, but did you work under Rudolf Kempe? He
> has long been one of my favorite conductors of any music.

I was lucky enough to be his first clarinet in the RPO for seven or
eight years, and I completely agree with your assessment -- perhaps with
the reservation that he wasn't outstanding at Mozart or other
small-scale classical music.

There were half-a-dozen concerts with him in that period that were
unforgettable. I rate him the greatest conductor I ever worked with,
and it's a real privilege to have done so.

> I heard a recording recently of the Dresden Orchestra and him doing
> the Bruckner 5th and was overwhelmed.

That was one of the pieces that we played with him shortly after I
joined. We played it, I remember, in Prague.

> Also, was the flutist James Galaway there at that particular time?

He was there for a year after I joined, before winning his famous BPO

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