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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000715.txt from 2004/10

From: Tony Pay <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Appealing to the superficial
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 18:32:21 -0400

On 24 Oct, Adam Michlin <> wrote:

> At 10:40 PM 10/24/2004 +0100, Tony Pay wrote:

> > I suppose, if you want to put it in these sorts of terms, I play it for
> > the 'generalised' appreciative: those who will appreciate it from the
> > beginning, but not excluding those who will come to appreciate it in the
> > process of listening to it.
> I'm curious, would you accept, hypothetically, an invitation to perform
> K622 with a school band?

It would depend a lot on what I knew of the school band.

> Paid at your usual fee, of course.


> > But I have to say that, if I chose the option to try to 'sell Mozart'
> > (wrong to start with) -- 'at a discount price' (even more wrong) -- I'd
> > be even less sorry for them.
> Certainly your right. Now that I understand your position clearly, I
> promise not to burden any of my students with your recordings since they
> are but a discount version of flying out to England to hear you play live.

I used {sell discount price} as a metaphor. Perhaps you should become a

But even so, fine by me that they don't hear my recordings. So what?

> I only ask that you think about what I try to do as a teacher the next time
> you play for a half empty hall.

Yes -- I might even wonder whether it was you that screwed it up. You have
appalling confidence in yourself.

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