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 New Uebel C Clarinet
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2021-09-13 03:28

Check out the sound and intonation of the new Uebel C clarinet. Ricardo Morales plays the 1809 Rossini variations on this instrument. (Top hit).

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rossini+on+C+clarinet+ricardo+morales



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 Re: New Uebel C Clarinet
Author: farabout 
Date:   2021-09-13 03:49

It's GR8, but why is he playing it on C-clarinet, instead of Bb?

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 Re: New Uebel C Clarinet
Author: EricBlack 
Date:   2021-09-13 04:03

Amazing playing, really beautiful sound! I got to -very briefly- try out the C clarinet when I visited the Uebel showroom, I would love to spend more time with it!

And to answer farabout’s question, it was originally written for C clarinet. This is a different piece than the Introduction, Theme and Variations most of us are more familiar with.

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 Re: New Uebel C Clarinet
Author: farabout 
Date:   2021-09-13 04:07

Anyway, I'm glad to see that Uebel came a long way since early 70s, at which time period their horns had been as crappy as contemporary Amati's (meanwhile the latter one succeeded, too).

En passant, regarding the fact that Morales is their current poster-boy, I cannot resist wondering what happened with his prior endorsement of Selmer Recital line?

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 Re: New Uebel C Clarinet
Author: farabout 
Date:   2021-09-13 04:12

I am aware Eric that this is a different piece from IT&V. And that it has been originally scored for C-clarinet + ORCHESTRA. Yet, playing it on C instead of Bb clarinet makes the piano (& strings) task more complex, n'est-ce-pas?

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 Re: New Uebel C Clarinet
Author: farabout 
Date:   2021-09-13 04:15

And his Backun line endorsement (in between Selmer's & Uebel's)?

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 Re: New Uebel C Clarinet
Author: donald 
Date:   2021-09-13 04:31

Farabout- this was originally for C clarinet with the accompaniment (orchestra) in the key of C. The published piano reductions I've seen keep the key of C for the accompaniment and transpose the clarinet part into D major.
I'll swear that many years back my old teacher had an edition that kept the B flat clarinet in C and transposed the piano part down to B flat major... but I've never since found this edition so it may be me "mis-remembering".
I have made a reduction of the orchestra score/parts, reducing it to string quartet size (not really problematic for most of the work) to enable it to be played on chamber concerts/used with students. Currently I only have it in the original key, but it's my intention to transpose the accompaniment down to Bb major to enable a Bb clarinet to play it in C.
To be honest, and undoubtedly many will not agree with me, I found Ricardo's playing a bit boring on this piece and lost interest well before the end. Over the years I've counted some of his live performances as among the best I've heard (and I've heard a LOT of the "greats" doing standard rep) but this time it was all a bit dull for me.

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 Re: New Uebel C Clarinet
Author: farabout 
Date:   2021-09-13 04:44

https://www.grothmusic.com/p-35532.aspx?searchEngineName=variations-clarinet-and-piano&utm_source=googleshopping&utm_medium=cse

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 Re: New Uebel C Clarinet
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2021-09-13 04:49

Donald,

So what did you think about the Uebel C clarinet as compared with the usual garden variety C clarinet? No difference??

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 Re: New Uebel C Clarinet
Author: farabout 
Date:   2021-09-13 04:57

Seabreeze, could you please clarify what do you consider being "the usual garden variety C clarinet"?

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 Re: New Uebel C Clarinet
Author: seabreeze 
Date:   2021-09-13 05:22

Garden variety C clarinet means the other C clarinets presently produced for the market today.
Compile a list and compare them to the Uebel C. Are they equal, better, or worse than the Uebel C. Do the others sound, tune, and respond as well or not? Is the $5,000 + price tag for the Uebel reasonable or not? One could start with Buffet (they make several different C models), Patricola, Amati, Stephen Fox, Rossi, and Ridenour, and go on from there.

Someone with a collection of old C clarinets might want to compare the Uebel to those--for example, the Selmer Center Tone C clarinet that was made decades ago, or the LeBlanc LL C clarinet.

Interestingly, not all the big name clarinet companies appear to produce a C instrument. For example, does Yamaha make a C clarinet?



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