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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000391.txt from 2010/11

From: corvo di bassetto <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Sabine Meyer
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 20:03:21 -0500

... just make sure you don't look and move like her, not even 1:1000!
Really, watching this and listening to the appalling noise makes me sick.
And, by the way, I suggest we don't call this a basset clarinet. I have a very similar instrument (a-clarinet, full oehler to low C), it's nice, but only if you write modern music for it. The term basset clarinet should be reserved for the real thing, like Tony Pay, Neidich or Hacker, i.a. play. It's an historic instrument.
Frau Meyer not only looks ridiculous (almost as bad as Frost), they both are totally incompetent because they don't even play the proper instrument. Let alone articulate or phrase in a historically informed way. We live in an old world and need to cultivate a sense for history. "Musikanten" (as opposed to real, i.e. learned musicians) we need as badly as jesters and clowns. I know, some people on the list will be offended and maintain, the said "virtuosi" had so much "musicality" etc. But that's irrational and irrelevant if the player can't even pick the right instrument. We are not talking American Idol, this is Mozart! Of what kind the alleged "musicality" is, I don't know. But I can tell by these peoples clothes and gestures that they have a rotten taste and hence no culture.


Am 18.11.2010 um 04:48 schrieb Michael & Linda Marmer:

> What type of clarinet is this? A Bassett Horn?
> In this one Ms. Meyer does not have her mouth on the clarinet at the 3:26 mark or so.
> Oops, Lip Synch?
> Anyway, wish I could play 1/4 as good as her.
> Mike
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