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From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Fernando_Jos=E9_Silveira?= <fernandounirio@-----.com>
Subj: [kl] RES: Orchestral Pitch
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 09:44:10 -0500

Hi Martin,
The first problem I see is all the instruments we have today build to play
442 or 440... Can you imagine all Orchestra all over the world changing, for
example, percussion instruments to change pitch? I do not think it is a
'practical' thing.
But another thing concerns me more: all of us were educated with 440 or 442
pitch on mind. Should us put aside all our pitch referential and achieve new
one? Is it so easy like that??

Best,

Fernando Jos=E9 Silveira
Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - Pitch 442

-----Mensagem original-----
De: Martin Baxter [mailto:martinbaxter1@-----.com] =

Enviada em: quarta-feira, 10 de novembro de 2010 10:02
Para: The Klarinet Mailing List
Assunto: [kl] Orchestral Pitch

Following the recent thread on pitch it is interesting to seeProf.Nikolaus
Harnoncourt's letter in the Galpin Society Newsletter N0.28. He advocates a
pitch between A=3D430 and A=3D435. He is asking for comments and research
results prior to a conference in Vienna. Also he mentions that certain
singers now refuse to perform in Vienna because of the high pitch there and
makes the interesting comment that the reason for pitch 'creep' is that in
any chord with bad intonation this is caused by certain notes being flat
rather than by others being sharp. Intriguing idea what!!
Martin
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