Author: Ralph Katz
Date: 2005-12-29 16:03
Thanks for your Tremendous Post.
There is no canon for Klezmer players. Branwein, Tarras, and Feidman had/have dramatically different styles.
There is much, much more to the clarinet than the orchestral repertoire, and there are lots of players to emulate who don't play in orchestras (although many, including Feidman are also respected orchestral players.) Listening to and trying to learn from others will make you a better player. You won't be them, but you will be a better "you".