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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000110.txt from 2008/10

From: "Lori Lovato" <lorilovato@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] [Re] Is there a market for this???
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 12:55:36 -0400

Another book on my shelf by Dan Leeson would be more than welcomed,
especially for the GP! It would be a treasure house of information
for conductors and performers alike.
Lori Lovato
NMSO, SFS, NMWQ, Chamisa Chamber Players

On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 5:08 AM, Keith <bowenk@-----.com> wrote:
> <blush> Thank you Nancy - but I hasten to say that almost all I know about
> the GP I have learned from Dan Leeson and later from David Whitwell. And our
> performance with you and Tom Pulawksi and others was indeed a delight. My
> only regret was that the conductor, while very receptive to ideas, did not
> have the security to let us improvise and embellish. That was restricted to
> back stage jamming with Tom and me on clarinet and basset horn!
>
> I've tracked down and read most of Dan's articles on the GP and it was
> indeed a sweat even though I have access to pretty much any library I want.
> I've already encouraged Dan directly to gather these and his lifetime
> reflections into a book.
>
> Keith
>
>
>>I think you might even add conductors and music directors to Ken's list.
> There are
>
> many groups which require a conductor for this work, and frankly, many of
> the
>
> conductors don't know how to bring out the "Mozartiness" of the work. After
> having
>
> Keith Bowen in our midst last spring during our third try at this supreme
> work of
>
> aural lovliness, we finally began to get it right. We had our difficulties,
> but it
>
> was a much better performance (probably partly owing to the fact that I
> didn't have
>
> to play 2nd clarinet!).
>
>
>
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