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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000079.txt from 2010/05

From: "Dan Leeson" <dnleeson@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Bobbing and Mozart
Date: Sat, 08 May 2010 12:21:27 -0400

It would have been impossible for them to meet. Both were in France at
different times. They could have met in England, but Mozart was an infant.

Dan

----- Original Message -----
From: <kurtheisig@-----.net>
To: "The Klarinet Mailing List" <klarinet@-----.com>
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 8:23 PM
Subject: Re: [kl] Bobbing and Mozart

>
> 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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