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 Re: Ricardo - NYPhil
Author: A Brady 
Date:   2010-10-19 17:48

What an astonishing performer.

I remember back in the late 80's/early 90's, one of my colleagues and I were taking an audition for principal clarinet with the Florida Symphony Orchestra (Orlando, now defunct.)

My friend had auditioned prior to me, and told me that someone on the committee had described the audition of some "kid" that was nothing short of awe inspiring. He had nailed the articulated solo in the last movement of the Beethoven 4th, at which point they had had him increase the tempo several times, till it was quite beyond what the actual performance tempo would ever be, and he was flawless every time. At this point, they asked him to play it pianissimo at this supersonic pace, which he proceeded to do easily. After each rendition, the young man giggled, as if this were all the easiest thing in the world.

Needless to say, my friend and I did not win the position, and 17-year-old Ricardo Morales was on his way.

I have watched his career unfold over the years and I salute this master of the instrument in his ongoing dominance of the field.


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