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 Ivan Petruzziello, CSVR
Author: ClarinetRobt 
Date:   2018-02-14 01:26

This past weekend I heard Ivan Petruzziello with the Corpus Christi Orchestra play the Navarro #2. The orchestra also performed Stravinsky's Fire Bird Suite and Bolero.

Since there's been much glamouring about how the CSVR doesn't the same 'ring, ping' as an R13, I thought I'd give my impressions on Ivan's sound in his solo work within the orchestra pieces and Navarro.

As a casual listener, I can't underscore enough how much heft Ivan had in his sound. There was a ton of core, yet he seem to have little difficulty cutting through orchestral textures. At the same dynamic, he'd easily out "blow" (I'm sure there's a better adjective) the oboe. That is, there was more 'force', if you will, behind his tone. For me, by 'force' I mean, there were more overtones highlighting his core quality.

Ivan had a 'brighter' sound for the Navarro, which seemed appropriate for the style of music. (I have no idea if he did any equipment changes, but he still had his CSVR.) There were balance problems, but I put that on the conductor for not holding the orchestra back. At times, he was covered up needlessly. Pity since it's a great piece and his execution was very good.

So as for the CSVR, it did it's job perfectly in Ivan's hands. Big sound that hit ever corner of the hall. Certainly better than the 2nd's R13 in the hall.

~Robert L Schwebel
Mthpc: Behn Vintage, Lig: Ishimori, Reed: Aria 4, Legere Euro Signature 3.75, Horns: Uebel Superior, Ridenour Lyrique

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