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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000068.txt from 2010/05

From: kurtheisig@-----.net
Subj: Re: [kl] Bobbing and Mozart
Date: Fri, 07 May 2010 23:23:33 -0400


Danny,

Indeed, I was talking about the glass armonica. I wonder which spelling franklin used?

I was awaiting your reply.

Mozart wasn't the only one to write for it.

Didn't they actually meet once?

Kurt

-----Original Message-----
>From: Dan Leeson <dnleeson@-----.net>
>Sent: May 7, 2010 11:12 PM
>To: The Klarinet Mailing List <klarinet@-----.com>
>Subject: Re: [kl] Bobbing and Mozart
>
>I think you are talking about the glass harmonica, which Franklin is
>credited with inventing.
>.
>Dan Leeson
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <kurtheisig@-----.net>
>To: "The Klarinet Mailing List" <klarinet@-----.com>
>Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 8:00 PM
>Subject: Re: [kl] Bobbing and Mozart
>
>
>> Didn't Mozart write for Ben Franklin's instrument?
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>>>From: Fred <vze2bsbs@-----.net>
>>>Sent: May 7, 2010 1:16 PM
>>>To: klarinet@-----.com
>>>Subject: [kl] Bobbing and Mozart
>>>
>>>Here is an interesting link I got from the Italian clarinet list:
>>>
>>>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbXnIBzxsEA
>>>
>>>The musicians are wonderful players, but so distracting with the
>>>ridiculous bobbing and looking at each other that I had to look
>>>away. Andre Rieu's group does the same thing and I hate it. It is
>>>disrespect for the music, or perhaps the feeling that the music
>>>cannot stand on its own and needs some sort of "entertaining"
>>>embellishment. Obviously aimed at the less sophisticated music
>>>listener. Wasn't it Toscanini that was very animated at his
>>>REHEARSALS to get his points across to the musicians, but at the
>>>actual performance he was very laid back, "to let the music speak for
>>>itself"? He was correct.
>>>
>>>On the other hand- I think this is the first time I saw the Mozart
>>>played on an ancient instrument- probably as Mozart would have heard
>>>it- I wonder what Mozart would have said if he heard it today on the
>>>modern clarinets. Maybe he would not have liked it. Who knows.
>>>
>>>Speaking about Mozart, I recently took a trip to Philadelphia to see
>>>the historic district (2 hour drive for me). I realized there that
>>>Mozart was alive at the same time as the birth of our country! Ben
>>>Franklin could have had lunch with him!!
>>>
>>>Don't know what brought this on- maybe I'm getting old :)
>>>
>>>
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