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Monthly Archives: February 2011
Copland “Appalachian Spring” National Symphony, Howard Mitchell Cond. Harold Wright, clarinet Harold Wright until his untimely death in 1995 was the Principal Clarinetist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from th 1970-71 season. Born in Wayne, Pennsylvania, he began clarinet at … Continue reading
Louis DeSantis “Looking Glass Excerpt” Return To Louis DeSantis Page on ClarinetCentral REDISCOVERING LOUIS DeSANTIS By Russell Harlow Question: “What recordings do you feel are prime listening in the development of the clarinetist?” Robert Marcellus: “Unfortunately, these recordings are no … Continue reading
Ralph McLane (1908-1951) is famous for the legendary beauty of his clarinet tone. McLane played with a double lip embouchure and he insisted that his students play double embouchure also. His students were some of the finest of their generation and include Harold Wright, Ignatius Gennusa, Kalman Opperman, George Silfies and John Genevase to name a few. The excerpts included here show the extraordinary color and depth McLane was able to draw from the clarinet. Continue reading
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