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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000060.txt from 2010/05

From: "Dan Leeson" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Celebrity Clarinetists
Date: Fri, 07 May 2010 17:21:39 -0400

As I remember that awful movie, Steven Allen had no notion of what his
fingers were supposed to be doing when he played a carved up version of the
last movement of K. 622. He just moved his fingers in an irrational way.

Steve Allen a genius of the first division??? He was a talented piano
player maybe but there are damn few geniuses of the first division and he
was never anywhere near that class.

Dan Leeson

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Roberts" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: [kl] Celebrity Clarinetists

> On Fri, 7 May 2010 11:30:27 -0400, "Ray S Whitmore" <>
> wrote:
>> I disagree that he actually played clarinet. He took enough lessons so
>> that
>> he would look like he was actually playing in the movie.
> Is that just an opinion, or do you have a reference? Steve Allen was a
> genius of the first division, and an incredibly talented musician. It
> would not surprise me at all to learn that he actually played those parts.
> --
> Tim Roberts,
> Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
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