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- From: Paul M. Gifford <PGIFFORD...>
- Subject: Boehm & Albert systems
- Date: Sun 26 Mar 2000 19.57 (GMT)
Khupenikes (at) aol(dot)com wrote:
> These instruments
> were also played in Russia, and many klezmorim learned to play this system.
> Most of them switched to the more common Boehm system in the US, except for
> Brandwein and Tarras.
Actually when did the Boehm system start to dominate in the U. S. and
when did the Albert system fade? My uncle's first clarinet was an
Albert system (probably bought around 1914), and my father, who was
younger, used to urge me to find someone with an Albert system E-flat
clarinet to play square dance music on, because of its distinctive
sound. Maybe the Albert was fading in the '20s and the Boehm started
to be the favored instrument then? If klezmorim started to favor the
Boehm, maybe it was due to the preferences of clarinet teachers, and
it would depend on when they started to play. Any ideas?
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