Klarinet Archive - Posting 000460.txt from 2010/11
From: "Kevin Fay" <kevin.fay.home@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Sabine Meyer
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2010 00:47:04 -0500
sarah elbaz posted:
<<<I don't remember that anyone complained about the movements of this
or his folower
and most people think that this clarinetist is great (and I agree)
When I wrote convincing I meant that I belive that her movements are
sincere, I don't think that it's a show for the audiance. You can't fake
Spend some time on Google. *Lots* of folks thought Lennie's histrionics
were a bit over the top.
I don't mind so much if a conductor dances for the audience instead of
assisting the musicians (their one and only true function) - great
orchestras don't need that much help, at least for pieces firmly in the
canon. After all, no one ever hears a conductor.
For musicians - the people actually producing the sounds we like to hear - I
find excess movement to be an affectation, taking away from the performance.
Since we're quoting Youtube, I'll aver that anything more than this is
Of course, this is an instrument that *requires* some movement to produce
tone. Clarinet, no.
There are a pile of masterclasses by JH on Youtube. We can learn a lot by
IMHO, of course.
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