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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000079.txt from 2010/12

From: "Dan Leeson" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] YouTube Symphony Competition - Clarinets
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2010 16:52:06 -0500

I listened to every one, and was startled to hear that the sound quality
varied considerably, in some cases giving a very unsatisfactory quality to
the clarinet player's sound.

The bass clarinet competition has the Russian dance section of the
Nutcracker. It is scored for bass clarinet in A. It's rather difficult on a
B-flat bass, but all of them played it accurately. I wonder if they simply
did not transpose. They are playing alone and who would know? That also
caused me to raise my eyebrow when the clarinet players started with the
Mozart concerto and then followed with a Rimsky-Korsakov excerpt and then
the Mendelssohn scherzo from the Midsummer Night's dream, all without
changing clarinets, which says that some of the pieces were played in the
wrong key or else the players were transposing (which I doubt).

Dan Leeson

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Subject: [kl] YouTube Symphony Competition - Clarinets

> The YouTube Symphony Competition has announced finalists and you are
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> Clarinet players who made the finals. You can also vote on those you
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