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Offline carlos

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benny
« on: May 30, 2007, 03:43:04 AM »
On this date was born Benny Goodman.
What do you thing of him as a classical
clarinetist?
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Mark G. Simon

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2007, 05:12:29 AM »
Benny was a fine clarinetist and I enjoy listening to him. I don't think there are any recordings of classical clarinet literature by him that haven't been bettered by other players, but a lot of these pieces owe their very existence to Goodman: Bartok's Contrasts, concertos by Copland, Hindemith, Milhaud.