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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000272.txt from 2005/04

From: Georg K=?ISO-8859-1?B?/A==?=hner <520045578938-0001@-----.de>
Subj: Re: [kl] Test results
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2005 02:16:55 -0400

Hello Dan,

I want to thank for providing us with this fantastic music,

I had to step into a job and was not able to make the test in time.

Regards Georg

Am 11.04.2005 4:31 Uhr schrieb "dnleeson" unter <dnleeson@-----.net>:

> The nationality sound test is over and the results, from my point
> of view, were disappointing because so many expressed interest in
> taking the test, but only eight responded with answers. Perhaps
> the pressure of normal daily life prevented the others from
> submitting their responses.
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> The 20 works chosen are shown below as well as the name of the
> player or players who executed them. The only two about which I
> am not certain in terms of type of instrument are 9 (both Dutch
> and I assumed Oehler system, therefore German) and 15, which was
> played by a Finnish ensemble and I assumed Oehler system here
> too. For the two Israeli players, I accepted French, Boehm, or
> American since both play Boehm systems and both studied with
> American teachers, though there are excellent German style
> teachers in Israel too.
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> I was amazed that many of the submitters thought that 8 was a
> Jewish folk song when, in fact, it is the well-known Khataturian
> trio. Many presumed that the Klezmer music, 16, was done by an
> American. It wasn't. It was Dieter Klocker. And of all the
> German players to miss, item 3 played by Sabine Meyer had 2 right
> and 6 wrong.
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> Below the test answers are response statistics. For example,
> item 1 had 2 correct answers (out of 8 people), and 6 did not get
> the nationality correctly.
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> It is hard for me to judge the accuracy or usefulness of the test
> because too few actually responded. But for those who did, I
> don't think it demonstated any ability whatsoever to recognize
> national characteristics in clarinet playing style.
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> 1. UHL, Divertimento for three clarinets and bass clarinet (first
> movement): John Bruce Yeh, Roger Garrett, Aris Chavez, J. Laurie
> Bloom bass clarinet.
> 2. BEETHOVEN, opus 16 for piano and winds (second movement): Tony
> Pay
> 3. WEBER, "Leise, leise," from Der Freisch=FCtz: Sabine Meyer
> 4. DANZI, Sonata for clarinet and piano, Charles Neidich
> 5. BLANK, Concerto, David Niethamer
> 6. SCHUBERT, Octet, second movement, Vienna octet, Alfred
> Boskovsky
> 7. BEETHOVEN, Fidelio aria, John Moses, Mitchell Estrin
> 8. KHACHATURIAN Trio, Stphen Fox
> 9. KROMMER Partitta No. 2, Opus 46, Lute Hoekstra, Bert Vos
> 10. EYBLER, Concerto, Dieter Kl=F6cker
> 11. FRANCAIS, Concerto, Chen Halevy
> 12. MOZART, Concerto, Eli Eban
> 13. BRAHMS, Quintet, David Bourque
> 14. SCRIABIN, Prelude, Op. 15, No. 2,. Larry Combs
> 15. MOZART, Gran Partitta, Harry M=E4ki (clar.), Anko Heiskanen
> (bassset horn)
> 16. LEVENSON, Freiliche Dance, Dieter Klocker
> 17. BAKER, Calypso, Alan Balter
> 18. MOZART, Parto, parto, Peter Schmidt
> 19. HOLST, St. Paul's Suite, Finale, Yoshinori Nakao, Michael
> Anderson, Carolyn Arnquist, Stan Stanford (clarinets), Todd
> Kuhns, Jennifer Neson (bass), Roger Garrett (contra alto)
> 20. MOZART, Adagio, K. 411, John Bruce Yeh, Larry Combs, James
> Moffitt
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> Item 1: American
> Item 2: English
> Item 3: German
> Item 4: American
> Item 5: American
> Item 6: German
> Item 7: American
> Item 8: Canadian
> Item 9: Dutch
> Item 10: German
> Item 11: Israeli
> Item 12: Israeli
> Item 13: Canadian
> Item 14: American
> Item 15: Finnish
> Item 16: German
> Item 17: American
> Item 18: German
> Item 19: American
> Item 20: American
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> TEST RESULTS
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> 1 2 CORRECT (and 6 INCORRECT)
> 2 1
> 3 2
> 4 3
> 5 5
> 6 2
> 7 2
> 8 3
> 9 3
> 10 4
> 11 6 (The high number of correct answers here and for no. 12 is
> because I accepted almost anything that was Boehm clarinet in
> nature.)
> 12 6
> 13 1
> 14 5
> 15 1
> 16 4
> 17 5
> 18 2
> 19 3
> 20 3
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> DNL
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