Clarinet Tone Talk 4: Scheherazade Cadenza

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scheherazade

Scheherazade

Since I just played Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Opus 35 this weekend, I thought I'd share some tone samples from that piece.

These examples are of two different players playing the main cadenza solo from the second movement.

These two players have somewhat similar tones. The second player's tone is perhaps a bit larger than the first player, whose tone is perhaps a bit more focused than the second's. I'll leave it at that.

Sample 1-

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Sample 2-

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8 comments for “Clarinet Tone Talk 4: Scheherazade Cadenza

  1. ETW
    October 14, 2010 at

    The speed and fluency of the second remind me of the recording I heard years ago with Clark Brody.

  2. Gretchen
    October 12, 2010 at

    woohoo! did you play these? or is this another person?

    • October 12, 2010 at

      I played the first. A world renowned clarinetist is the performer on the second.

  3. Gretchen
    October 11, 2010 at

    did you play around with the reverb or something?

    • October 11, 2010 at

      Caught me. 😀 The first excerpt has reverb added to match the second one, which I don't have as much control over.

  4. Carl Weinberg
    October 11, 2010 at

    I have this sneaking suspicion that they're both you . . . .

  5. Carl Weinberg
    October 11, 2010 at

    I like the first tone better–has more shape, more rounded, less spread out.

    • October 11, 2010 at

      Thanks Carl. I agree.

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