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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000397.txt from 2010/11

Subj: Re: [kl] Sabine Meyer
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 05:30:56 -0500

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
> _______________________________________________

I think it is a Bassett clarinet in Low G - and I am no expert whatsoever - but I read somewhere that the instrument that Mozart first wrote for before the Bassett horn was used, was the Bassett Clarinet.

I don't get your guys (not you Mike) with your extreme distaste for movement by a performer. I know this has been discussed over and over, but people persist in shoving their dislike of movement into their emails whenever they see it in a performance. Music has rhythm, the body feels it - the body wants to move. Dance is deep in us - and after all, a lot of classical music, including Mozart, is based on the dances of the period. Apart from technical reasons to keep control of the embouchure, what the heck is the problem about moving? It's natural. Standing & playing like a sentry outside Buckingham Palace is not altogether natural, but if that's how someone gets the best out of their instrument - great. On the other hand, if moving helps them feel the music better - that's also fine by me.

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