I wish you all a Happy New Year. After a harried holiday season, I look forward to getting back to a routine of sorts. That includes posting regularly on Mondays and Thursdays.
This week's Clarinet Tone Talk features samples of two great clarinetists playing the opening of Rossini's Introduction, Theme and Variations.
I prefer the second sample, which has a more intimate tone which seems to come from the inside and shine, even in the louder passages. The first sample is a bit uneven in tone quality, meaning some notes are different shapes and colors than others.
As usual, I enjoy your responses if you care to share your take.
I will post the players next week.