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 Re: Intonation difficulty in the simplest case
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2018-09-30 23:12

Ok, I jumped in early and I failed to address intonation specifically, however, it would be interesting to know if ANYONE has any thoughts on the affects of the recording process on the clarinet sound.


It was stated above:


"Pitch is defined in terms of WHAT IS HEARD."


If pitch can be mercurial in this way, does it not make sense that timbre is even more precarious?


Clarinet is a unique acoustic example. It sounds like an instrument that is about a foot longer than it really is. This is accounted for by the wave form actually folding back into the horn.


To my ears anyway, just about any other instrument including the human voice comes off much more naturally in recordings. On top of that, you have the phenomenon of some clarinet players sounding even less like themselves in recordings than they do if you were in the room with them.


And the last bit of food for thought:


Sergiu Celebidache famously refused to allow recordings in his later career because the overtones that he heard ringing out so beautifully in live performances of well written music were absent in play back of the recording.


Maybe the answer is to limit our music appreciation to live acoustic performances (sans sound reinforcement that is).





.................Paul Aviles



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