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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000250.txt from 2010/05

From: "Williams, Kathy" <>
Subj: [kl] Mozart and staccato
Date: Sun, 30 May 2010 23:24:58 -0400

Hi all

This morning I was treated to a fine recording of the Mozart Clarinet concerto by Jack Brymer with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. While the piece was played most sensitively and beautifully, I felt some of the sparkle missing because of an absence of staccato in favour of legato runs. Now, I understand there are as many ways to play Mozart as there are clarinet players, but it left me mulling over the question, when it comes to Mozart, what is too little or too much? I myself am in favour of more staccato, but then, staccato is a strength of mine. Then again, I realise it is not the Neilsen concerto.

I would welcome a further discussion, if only to help my own interpretation of the piece.

This is a link to me playing along to a Music Minus One recording in my 'studio' at home.

Kind regards

Kathy Williams
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