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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000328.txt from 2004/10

From: "Mark H. Weinstein" <mark.weinstein@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: [kl] Mahler
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 20:07:00 -0400

Thank you for your support. I was simply asking a question. I guess
email is like road rage. Face to face would be a different story. I only
wanted the input of the list. Unreasonable? Mark

Gavin Rebetzke wrote:
>
> > You did not imply it. You said it outright. I quote you: "Was
> > he that crazy?" The thing about reckless comments is that it is
> > hard to withdraw after they are on paper.
> >
> > Dan Leeson
> > DNLeeson@-----.net
>
> Hang on! With the very greatest of respect, in his original post, the
> inquisitor correctly used a question mark, thus indicating that he was
> asking a question, albeit obviously tinged with a sense of levity. As
> for the comment which is reproduced below, such bullying arrogance is
> quite unbecoming and, dare I say, reckless. It seems to me that it was
> clearly indicated that the inquisitor is indeed currently playing the
> 3rd clarinet part in Mahler 5, and was searching for some better
> understanding of an aspect that he found confounding. If you found the
> question, or the fact that he was playing the work in an amateur
> orchestra contemptible, then you could always have ignored the post. Of
> course, as I have only played the relevant part once myself, and I only
> play in an amateur orchestra, I probably don't really have any right to
> make even this comment. --Gavin Rebetzke
>
> > > Alternatively, you might play the work, get some
> > > experience in it, and then share your thoughts with us.
> > >
> > > Right now, you are not in a position of advantage with those of
> > > us who have had the privilege of playing that work, sometimes
> > on
> > > multiple occasions over a period of 30 years
>
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