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 Re: which clarinet?
Author: ChrisC 
Date:   2004-01-14 19:00

I believe that the most "authentic" type of clarinet for playing klezmer is a German system instrument in the key of C...however, most American klezmer clarinetists today play Boehm system Bb's, since German system instruments are pretty much unknown in the US. It's now considered entirely authentic to play klezmer on a Boehm instrument. Since you are in Germany, I suspect that the least expensive, most widely available clarinets would be German system Bb models, and I have no reason to believe that it would not work to play klezmer on such instruments. While you will find that there some klezmer clarinet purists, as in all fields, the bottom line is that klezmer is a folk music and is therefore playable on any instrument; you shouldn't worry about the exact model or fingering system. Any well-made clarinet should do the trick.

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