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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000037.txt from 2003/10

From: Richard Bush <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Alto Clarinet (was Clarinet Overhaul Hell)
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 10:31:19 -0400


I do believe your appraisal of the alto clarinet situation is right on
the money. I've said the same thing in so many words for years. I also
believe that there probably is no way to reverse this situation and
dispel the bad rap that the alto clarinet is always getting.

On Thursday, October 2, 2003, at 07:38 AM, Lelia Loban wrote:

> The alto has been caught in a bit
> of a vicious circle, I think, where composers don't write for it
> because
> nobody plays it, and players don't play it because nobody writes for
> it,
> and manufacturers don't improve it and promote it because composers
> don't
> write for it and players don't play it.

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