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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000023.txt from 2010/12

From: Fred <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Sabine Meyer & movement
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2010 22:34:22 -0500

I agree with you- she is a superior clarinet player. I never said
she wasn't. I said she is a lousy dancer.


> But painting a very vibrant artist such as Sabine Meyer (who pours her all
>into her music) as a carnival-hack,isn't one of them.
>This is a very talented lady with much to say. As a teacher of advanced
>students, I for one, am happy to introduce this great artist to my students.
>The younger crowd connects well with how she conveys her emotions into her
>Tom Servinsky
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Fred" <>
>To: "The Klarinet Mailing List" <>
>Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2010 5:00 PM
>Subject: Re: [kl] Sabine Meyer & movement
> >I guess we have to distinguish between movement and
> > MOOOOOOOOOVEMENT. Of course we all move when we play, emphasizing
> > the emotional impact that the music is having on us. That is normal-
> > we are not made of stone nor are we digital, reproducing exactly and
> > without emotion the notes we find on paper. BUT, Ms. Meyer's (and
> > others I have seen) movements are EXTREMELY exaggerated, bizarre and
> > to me at least poor stage presence. THAT is what the problem is. Is
> > she trying to say, my playing is greater than yours, so my MOVEMENTS
> > shall be too? Is it an attempt to imply that a great artist feels
> > something that we doodlers don't? Bah-low-nee. I wonder if she
> > moved so much when she first hit the public eye- when we didn't know
> > her and were sizing up her ability to play, and not her ability to
> > wiggle. What is the next step up in performance practice- playing
> > while suspended upside down by an ankle from a rope while spinning a
> > hoop with the other ankle? Did Mozart write for that position?
> >
> > Why don't we ask her directly? How would we do that?
> >
> > Fred
> >
> > OK, I have calmed down- it just really looks bad to me and I believe
> > it is totally unnecessary. It adds NOTHING on all levels. Not
> > movement- EXCESSIVE and bizarre movement.
> >
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