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 Re: Buffet Mopane Clarinet Question
Author: EricBlack 
Date:   2021-09-27 04:53

Thanks for watching and your comments everyone!

I think the primary issue with doing little comparisons like this (and why I try to avoid direct audio comparisons in most of my more planned out reviews) is that I think I tend to sound best on whatever I am most comfortable on (this is probably true for most people). In general, whatever I'm most comfortable on is what I've spent the most time playing on. Of course there are occasional exceptions to this! Sometimes you try a new piece of equipment and it immediately clicks. However, even with some of the equipment I primarily play on today, it probably didn't sound better than the equipment I was playing on when I first switched. In this case, I think I sound better on the Tosca as well, but I also have put 1000's of hours into that instrument. At this point, it's probably fair to say I know its tendencies quite well. Conversely, I had probably 15ish minutes with the Mopane R-13 before I pressed record. Despite me not being as comfortable on it, there were some qualities that the instrument possessed that I really enjoyed. I think those qualities still came through in the recording, even if the Tosca sounded better overall.

It would be awesome to get to spend 2-3 weeks with one of these instruments, I feel like that would probably give me enough time to begin getting used to it. Just with the short time I got to spend with it, I definitely see it's potential for chamber works, smaller orchestral pieces, and certain solo repertoire. I have tried Mopane instruments before, but this just reinforced why they are quickly becoming more common! Ultimately, I don't want anyone to walk away from the video thinking that the Mopane R-13 was a worse instrument than the Tosca, but it is different and something most players would probably have to adjust to.

And good question Bob! It's an excerpt from one of the 30 Cavallini Caprices. In my Carl Fischer edition it is the very first one, however I believe the order sometimes changes depending on what edition you have!

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