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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000127.txt from 2005/08

From: Adam Michlin <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Stolzman and Copland concerto
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2005 14:51:21 -0400

Stolzman... eh, not my cup of tea, either.

There is a wonderful recording of the Copland by a player I hadn't heard of
until I found this particular CD, Sharon Kam. I seemed to have lost my copy
of the disc while moving, so I can't listen to it to refresh my memory, but
I recall particularly enjoying her interpretation and playing ability. The
CD is "American Classics: Music for Clarinet".


At 01:19 PM 8/9/2005, fred jacobowitz wrote:
>Dan, (and all),
> Sorry, I have no idea what that was! I guess we shall have to agree
> to disagree. I feel that Stoltzman is technically gifted but musically
> over-indulgent. I always get the feeling listening to him that he is in
> the Horowitz mold:The performer first - then the composer. He is best on
> the pieces like the Rossini Intro, Theme and Var. where the preformer
> must make the piece interesting because otherwise it will only be a set
> of exercises. Every time I have heard him on a piece such as the Mozart
> Concerto, I have been bothered by his over-phrasing and making the music
> be at his service rather than vice versa.
> I know it is often better to say nothing rather than
> un-complimentary things so I repeat, THIS IS ONLY MY OPINION, NOT A
> DECREE! No flame wars, please! I just felt that as long as there was one
> opinion, there can be a differing one and I hope all will take it in that
> spirit.

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