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Clarinet lover s favorite
In fairness to Vtvu's recommendation, I must say that for whatever it is worth Stolzman has accomplished the seemingly impossible. He has gained name recogniton as a soloist on an instrument that, as far as woodwinds go, is not nearly as popular a... 
Clarinet lover s favorite
Mozart's clarinet concerto, besides being THE concerto among clarinetists, is one of the greatest classical works ever composed IMO. My two favorite recordings are the ones by Karl Leister and the Berlin PO on DG and Robert Marcellus with the Clev... 
Music for "Tough Times"
Just about anything by Mozart does the trick for me; specially the wind concerti. After all, it's the only music that causes my pet bird to sing along (no kidding). Quick pick-me-up. Although I find that it's not always a specific composer but the... 
Top Ten Speaker Cables of all time?...
Best speaker cables I ever used were the capacitor and inductor coil leads from my rebuilt MGIIIA crossovers that I connected to the tube monos sitting right behind the panels. Incredible. 
sometimes you just need to tap your toes
It IS about the music not the gear. In fact I make a point of not bringing "audiophile" recordings to audition gear. My reasoning is this: most gear worth auditioning will probably not make a great recording sound bad; in other words, a great SOUN... 
It is frustrating.....
Gentlemen, who cares if some go to be seen. The arts have always attracted some who go "to be seen". Look at it as a compliment to your good taste. Not much different than the audiophile who buys the most expensive gear while being clueless as to ... 
Holy Mackeral...The Meters do rule
For anyone interested, the Meters are playing in NYC 3/31 at Erving Plaza. 
It is frustrating.....
Sorry for the double post folks. Trouble with my log on. Sugarbrie, I could'nt agree with you more concerning "cross-over artists". Allow me to relate an experience I had working under "maestro" McFerrin. I had the pleasure of working as an extra ... 
It is frustrating.....
Amen Jsbail, there is plenty of wonderful and inpassioned music making taking place; particularly in NYC. One has to be willing to venture beyond the more familiar venues, but even in those, great music making takes place on a regular basis. Don't... 
It is frustrating.....
Amen Jsbail, there is plenty of wonderful and inpassioned music making taking place; particularly in NYC. One has to be willing to venture beyond the more familiar venues, but even in those, great music making takes place on a regular basis. Don't... 
Best sounding New Age CD
Who cares? 
Kinergetics SW200 rip-off ??
Thanks Sedond, I'm intrigued. 
Audio Gremlins and Musical Instruments
Amen, Chelillingworth. 
You got to show me something more!
Many of the best instrumentalists (and singers for that matter) wether they are "classical" players or jazz players study(ied) with the same teachers for developing a solid foundation of technical mastery of their instrument. For wind players, one... 
Kinergetics SW200 rip-off ??
Juslisten, I believe you're right. I have in fact been looking for a pair of SA4OTL's. Thanks for your comments.