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Offline LarryS

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Bach on clarinet?
« on: March 19, 2020, 01:46:14 PM »
I suppose not many people play Bach on clarinet but, well, why not?
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Re: Bach on clarinet?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 01:10:24 PM »
Nice.  Your sound's improved massively.

There's nothing wrong with playing Bach on the clarinet.  I'm sure he'd have used them if they'd existed in his day. He was never particularly precious about what instruments his music was played on anyway.

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Re: Bach on clarinet?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 03:23:27 PM »
Nice.  Your sound's improved massively.

There's nothing wrong with playing Bach on the clarinet.  I'm sure he'd have used them if they'd existed in his day. He was never particularly precious about what instruments his music was played on anyway.
Well there were clarinets around in the last decades of his life-Vivaldi composed for them, but I think at that time Bach was more focussed on keyboard works.
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Re: Bach on clarinet?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 01:42:24 PM »
I've performed Bach's Chaconne for unaccompanied violin on Eb clarinet. Great piece.
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Re: Bach on clarinet?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 02:31:17 PM »
I've performed Bach's Chaconne for unaccompanied violin on Eb clarinet. Great piece.
I rinse my Legere (and wooden) reeds vigorously under cold running water after each use (mouthpiece too, inside & out). I dry them on my T shirt..... No problems ever.
Good to know, thanks!
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