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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000271.txt from 2004/12

From: Joseph Wakeling <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: Question on tone...
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 16:20:18 -0500

Tony Pay wrote:

> I have to say that the upshot of this encounter (which was delightful
> to me in lots of ways that aren't relevant to this topic) is that I
> now want to own a 'proper' pair of Wurlitzers, because the sort of
> sound that you're talking about is much easier to achieve on the
> German system. It's where the instrument itself 'sits'.

You might also find it interesting to check out the modified Boehm
system instruments that some of the small German manufacturers are
making---e.g. Schwenk und Siggelke and Johanna Kronthaler. My teacher
in Denmark had some experience of these and had suggested that they were
superior to e.g. the Reform-Boehm system, and a very good meld of the
fingering ease of the Boehm system combined with the tonal qualilties of
German instruments.

Having tried his Kronthaler clarinets, I found that they were superb---a
frustrating experience for me, having just bought an excellent French A
clarinet, only to discover that these instruments were *even better*. :-P

-- Joe

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