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 One Perier Paris Conservatory mouthpiece left for sale
Author: seabreeze 2017
Date:   2017-05-17 01:07

I have one August Perier Conservatoire Paris clarinet mouthpiece left that was made probably in the late 1940s or early 1950s. These were often supplied with the top-line Monopole clarinets. The Perier has good, undamaged rails and chambers, almost no visible oxidation or calcification, and is definitely playable, as well as being a collectors' item.

Will sell for $39.00 plus $5.00 postage.

If interested, contact me at, NOT the email address shown above, I accept PayPal payments from buyers within the continental US.

Post Edited (2017-05-23 00:13)

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 Re: One Perier Paris Conservatory mouthpiece left for sale
Author: donald 
Date:   2017-05-23 09:31

I one of these refaced by Brad Behn some years ago, it was GREAT, until someone else tried to change the facing and wrecked it!!!!!

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 Re: One Perier Paris Conservatory mouthpiece left for sale
Author: seabreeze 2017
Date:   2017-05-23 19:07

My experience is that very few mouthpiece techs know what to do with the Perier. I have been told that it is a mouthpiece with "an attitude." This may be because Perier himself didn't want to sound like the noble lineage of French clarinetists with golden, luminous, straight-arrow tones like Henri Lefebvre and Louis Cahuzac. He wanted a more metallic, irreverent sound, sometimes laced with mocking irony and jeering vibrato, perhaps in the spirit of Eric Satie.

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 Re: One Perier Paris Conservatory mouthpiece left for sale
Author: donald 
Date:   2017-05-27 07:03

My experience was that my Perier had what I'd call a "warm" sound- a bright glow, but without the brittle "dry" sound that bright mouthpieces sometimes have (I have in my piles of mouthpieces several Vandoren pieces from the 1970s/80s that seem to have this ugly brittleness in the sound, even when refaced and the insides worked on. From the material?). My Perier came to me untouched (I'm pretty sure) and had a deeper baffle without much side to side concavity- similar to the Zinner E blanks.
I really liked it, and Brad Behn did a good job refacing it, it was ruined by someone trying to "open it up" to a wider tip opening

Post Edited (2017-05-27 07:04)

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