Weber Clarinet Concertino: Grant Anderson

  • Опубликовано:  9 лет назад
  • Concord Orchestra, Concord, Massachusetts. Soloist has been principal clarinet of the orchestra since 1971. Day job: Physicist specializing in transportation-noise acoustics and applied statistics. Recorded May, 1996.
  • КатегорииМузыка
  • Длительность: 9:56
  • Тэги для этого Видео:  Classical  Grant Anderson  Concord Orchestra  Weber  clarinet  Concertino  

Комментарии: 72

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 2 года назад

    Robert: By the way, Rolf Smedvig's sister Siri Smedvig is our concertmaster here in the Concord Orchestra.

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 2 года назад

    Robert: Thank you immensely for your compliments, here and for my performance of the Arnold. I'm still playing with the Concord Orchestra and with several chamber groups

  • Robert pc libre
    Robert pc libre 2 года назад

    virtuosité légèreté pureté du son tout y est, grand bravo, un régal

  • scandal8095
    scandal8095 4 года назад

    Thank you very much I will definitely try that.

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 4 года назад

    You might try a softer reed. Please be aware, however, that your intonation might suffer a little, because your embouchure will have more effect on intonation with softer reeds.

    Mouthpiece and V-12 reed type? I don't know their effects on tonguing. I use Vandoren White Master reeds on my Vandoren 5RV Lyre mouthpiece.

    Good luck and good playing in your solo contest. If you're still having tonguing difficulties, just play it slower.

  • scandal8095
    scandal8095 4 года назад

    Hi Mr. Anderson, I am a high school student who might perform this piece for a solo contest this year. I am having difficulty with tonguing on parts of it, is there some techniques that you know that could help? Also I am playing on a Buffet R-13 clarinet with a Richard Hawkins mouthpiece, do you know what type of reeds that will be good for it, I'm playing on Vandoren V-12 size 3 1/2 right now?

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 4 года назад

    First, thank you very much for your great compliments.

    For practicing: Listen to many recordings, to decide how you want it to sound. Start moderately slowly. Work phrase-by-phrase, always with dynamics. If you have trouble with a measure inside a phrase, then practice that measure over and over---slowly, then faster. Then practice the phrase again. Practice intonation with audible tones, not with tuner's needles.

    In all, good luck in working towards your D-exam, archerilse. Have fun with it.

  • Ilse van den Boom
    Ilse van den Boom 4 года назад

    Wow, this one is just PERFECT. Exactly like I hope to play it. It sounds in every register open. The speed is exactly right. Not to quick, but certainly not in Overdrive as some of the recordings do. I myself are learning this peace as a step up to my D-exam (NL). But I'm not that far with my practice that I can all make this in speed and with the dynamic variances there must be played. How did you start practicing this piece? Measure for measure and then dynamics and then speed?
    It's perfect

  • Ilse van den Boom
    Ilse van den Boom 4 года назад

    Wow, this one was just PERFECT. I've listened to several recordings, but this one is the best. It is played how I love it. With an open sound, not to quick (overdrive), but still in a fast

  • Billy Jeon
    Billy Jeon 5 лет назад

    @gspenceranderson
    You're welcome. A player as good as you deserves compliments!
    And okay thanks. I'm considering on buying those reeds now, but how is the consistency on the reeds? Are there many good reeds per box or only a few?

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 5 лет назад

    @bjeons

    Thanks for the compliment.
    And yes, it is okay to use the White Master reeds on regular mouthpieces. That's what I do. The White Masters are a little shorter and a little narrower than regular reeds. But they still cover the entire width of the standard mouthpiece opening and even allow a little left/right shifting when needed. ... Good luck with your auditions.
    Grant

  • Billy Jeon
    Billy Jeon 5 лет назад

    WOW! You're just amazing! I have to play this piece for Area and Region Band auditions and you played it so well! I was looking back at previous comments/responses and I noticed that you use Vandoren White Master reeds. I looked them up online and it said that they're designed specially for German-style clarinet mouthpieces. Is it okay to use the White Master reeds on regular (I mean the kinds used in the rest of Europe and America) mouthpieces?

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 6 лет назад

    Hi Olde Englande:

    Thank you for your compliment. I use a double-lip technique. You can find a brief discussion about that in these comments, way back about 1-2 years ago.

    Thanks again,
    Grant

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 6 лет назад

    Congratulations, Garrett, for being accepted to so many colleges, and for your scholarships. I hope you have a great time at Austin State. Both teaching and performing are superb callings.
    Grant

  • trouble292
    trouble292 6 лет назад

    @gspenceranderson
    for my personality, they have a great music program, and I got a lot of scholarship there. I'm going to study music education and get a bachelors degree there, then transfer to the University of Houston for a masters. I might go back to school to get a masters in performance after that, but I'll decide that later. :)

    Again, thank you for your comments, and thank you for posting this excellent recording.
    -Garrett

  • trouble292
    trouble292 6 лет назад

    @gspenceranderson

    Thank you for your compliments. :) unfortunately, I will not be able to go back and record the slow portion. The concert was very long already, and my band director had to cut it out for the performance. :( I may be able to talk my college band director into letting me perform it there.

    As far as college auditions go, I was accepted to almost everywhere I applied (except Baylor). I decided to go to Stephen F. Austin State University because it was a good fit...

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 6 лет назад

    @trouble292
    Hi Garrett,
    Thank you for your video response. I enjoyed your performance on it (your playing and your band's playing, as well). At your age, I could not have played as well, nor have even begun to memorize the Concertino. Congratulations.

    Will you eventually perform and record the Concertino's slow portion? I hope so.

    I'm curious how you did on your college auditions (your comment from 6 months ago). I hope well.

    Continued good playing,
    Grant

  • trouble292
    trouble292 6 лет назад

    I hope you don't mind me adding a video response. This is me playing this piece with my school band. I though that since I listened to your video to learn the piece, you might want to hear the product of it with me playing. :) If I offended you in any way by posting the response, please remove it. :)

    Again, thanks for posting this incredible video. :)
    Garrett

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 6 лет назад

    @goateater123
    Sorry, but I'm not really sure. I cannot imagine why not, however.
    Good luck,
    Grant

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 6 лет назад

    @CarpeDiem121892
    Thank you for your great compliment. "Hope" is the first ingredient to success. Have fun at the festival.
    Grant

  • Jacquelyn Acaster
    Jacquelyn Acaster 6 лет назад

    I'm in love... it's so passionate!! I can only HOPE I can bring this piece to life even half as much as this for festival!

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 6 лет назад

    @upasnarayan
    I play a Buffet R13 clarinet, with a Vandoren 5 RV Lyre mouthpiece, the thin-black Vandoren ligature (screws on the back), and Vandoren #3 or #3 1/2 "White Master" reeds. These reeds are thinner than standard, so their "tip" wood grows closer to the cane bark and hence "lasts" longer. Buy them on the web.

    Even if you cannot purchase a new clarinet right away, I'd highly recommend this mouthpiece, ligature and reed setup.

    Have a great time at your competition,
    Grant

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 6 лет назад

    @upasnarayan
    Thank you for your compliments. I'm glad you have found my performance to be an example for your practice. Good playing and the best of luck in your competition next year.
    Grant

  • Upas Narayan
    Upas Narayan 6 лет назад

    I forgot to ask, Mr. Anderson, but what clarinet/mouthpiece are you playing on? I am right now only playing on an intermediate Buffet E11 but I want to upgrade to a more professional clarinet for my competition. Thanks.

  • Upas Narayan
    Upas Narayan 6 лет назад

    Wow! That was amazing! I have been playing clarinet for the past 4 years I will play this piece for a high school regional competition next year. When I was just searching for a good recording on youtube, I found this one. This will be a perfect example for practicing for my competition. Thank you so much!

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 6 лет назад

    @trouble292
    Thank you for taking the "trouble" to send me such warm compliments. I wish you the very best of luck and good playing at your college auditions.
    Grant

  • trouble292
    trouble292 6 лет назад

    that was fantastic. I'm playing this for my college auditions. :) I've listened to a bunch of recordings. I like yours the best. It sounds exactly like I want it to sound when I play it. thank you so much!

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 6 лет назад

    @monmon079
    Thank you for your compliment. And good luck with your Uni assessment. Yes, I added the cadenza, but didn't make it up on the spot. It was written down by the clarinetist who played the first performance. Again, good luck.
    Grant

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 7 лет назад

    @StealthTalons
    You're welcome. And thank you so much for your great compliments. The best of luck in your audition. I'm happy that my recording has helped.
    Grant

  • StealthTalons
    StealthTalons 7 лет назад

    wow. You played that very beautifully. I have now played clarinet for 5 years and I have yet to hear any one play that well. That performance was pretty darn perfect. If only you live in my neighborhood lol. I have an audition with this piece in a few month, this recording really helped me feel the how the piece should go. Thank You!

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 7 лет назад

    That's absolutely wonderful. Have fun and good luck in your career.
    Grant

  • Oscar Soria
    Oscar Soria 7 лет назад

    @gspenceranderson I made it in the Marine Corps Band! :D

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 7 лет назад

    Good luck in your audition. That's a terrific band. And performing by memory is much more fun, isn't it?
    Grant

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 7 лет назад

    Thank you. I tried to fit a big smile into the music but couldn't till the very end.
    Grant Anderson

  • Oscar Soria
    Oscar Soria 7 лет назад

    im performing this piece with my schools Chamber orchestra by memory on June 3rd and im excited...whats more exciting is that im using this piece for my solo audition for the marine band

  • Likeafoxow
    Likeafoxow 7 лет назад

    BRAVOOOO!!!!

    i loved your expression after you played that last F!

  • flipalka
    flipalka 7 лет назад

    The tempos are generally slower than I've heard, and I've heard this played by quite a lot of players. Loses something - kinda boring. I give him a B+. My personal favorite is (was) Anthony M. Gigliotti (principal clarinetist of the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1949-1996 .

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 7 лет назад

    Thank you for your compliments. Have fun when you play this piece---and lots of other great music. If you have a pianist friend, try playing the vocal line of Mozart's songs (Lieder). And listen to Barbara Bonney's CD of them. Aim to "sing" on the clarinet, like she does with her voice.

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 7 лет назад

    Thank you for your compliment. I tried to be lyric as if this were an opera aria. And I aimed for "late classical" rather than "romantic."
    Grant

  • Emmy Sun
    Emmy Sun 7 лет назад

    I actually prefer this performance over the other ones I've seen. To me, the dynamics were adequately expressed and most importantly lyricism was maintained. It's gentle to the ear. A lot of the younger musicians exaggerate dynamics(not that it's wrong) and sometimes they lose their tone just a little bit. However, it's just my opinion, I could always be wrong.

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 7 лет назад

    Hi Emily,
    Charles Neidich knows much, much more than I do about all this. Thanks for relaying me his tonguing advice. And good luck.
    Grant

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 7 лет назад

    Nothing special. Try to stay calm and confident. Relax. Give yourself a pep-talk before the audition. Tell yourself that the outcome is not super-important. Have fun with it.

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 7 лет назад

    Hi TRZYxD.
    Faster tonguing is a multi-month project. If you use anything harder than a #3 reed, I'd suggest switching to softer reeds. If the tip of your tongue touches the back of your bottom teeth (and therefore you are actually tonguing with the middle of your tongue), you should not. The tip of your tongue should touch "near" the tip of the reed, instead. And try to move your tongue as little as possible. All this is pretty hard to change, of course. Good luck in your audition.
    Grant

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 7 лет назад

    Thanks for your thoughtful comments, Daudert.

    I do agree that my dynamics on the tape are too tame. At least part of that was the microphone placement---80 feet away from me at the back of the hall. And so I had to "push" most everything, thereby compromising dynamic range a bit. As a result, up front was mf-to-ff, but only p-to-mf at the microphone. The difficulty was retaining lyricism while pushing so much. A closer microphone would have helped, right?

    Thanks again,
    Grant

  • daudert
    daudert 7 лет назад

    Your tone and your technique are commendable, but I found the piece a bit too vanilla for me. This is from the romantic era! For me, it definitely needs much more dynamic contrast and exaggeration of the characters. You always seemed too soft for the dynamics written and the only part you really took liberties in these areas was during your improvisation bit at the end.

    Good performance, it simply could have been a lot better in my opinion.

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 7 лет назад

    Thank you for your compliments, Jacob. I do try to relax my fingers when I play, rather than "snapping" them up/down as is often taught. I'm aiming towards a "legato piano sound," as if the sustain pedal is down slightly. When I want it, "snap" comes from tonguing and interrupted air flow. Thanks again for your compliments.

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 7 лет назад

    Thank you for your compliments.
    Grant

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 7 лет назад

    Thank you for your compliments. And have a fun/successful audition in three weeks.
    Grant

  • TheRoxster
    TheRoxster 7 лет назад

    Truly a great rendition of this piece and the best I've heard thus far. This is my inspiration for my college of music audition in three weeks.

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 7 лет назад

    Thank you for your compliments, Mr.M.
    Grant

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 7 лет назад

    Thank you, Daniel, for your multi-compliment. Aspire away, and have fun.
    Grant

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 7 лет назад

    Thank you.

  • petterk1945
    petterk1945 7 лет назад

    great sound!

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 8 лет назад

    Thanks for your "amazing." And good luck on your solo contest. Get the sound that you want inside your head, first, and then pick up the clarinet.

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 8 лет назад

    Thank you for your enthusiastic compliment. And thank your teacher for me, too.

    By the way, a positive aspect of the double-lip embochure is that it discourages "biting" with your jaw muscles (bloody lips and pain, as you know). Instead of jaw muscles, a double-lip embochure uses "lip" muscles all around the mouthpiece (top, sides and bottom).

    In all, my advice is to play the clarinet the way your lessons teacher wants you to.

    Good luck on your solo contest.

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 8 лет назад

    Thank you for your great compliment.

    To play with a double-lip embochure, I'd suggest you take a few lessons from someone who knows how to teach it. This embochure is not easy. And unless you practice a lot, you might have to support the bell of the clarinet with your knees (seated, of course). Certainly it is not an embochure for marching band, for example.

    The best of luck if you try double lip. Many professional clarinetists (of the French tradition) use it.

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 8 лет назад

    You are certainly welcome.

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 8 лет назад

    Thank you for your compliments. And keep up your own practice. Your film-composition knowledge could have helped me synchronize, with less agony, my own DAT audio tape and my friend's VHS video tape. Cheers.

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 8 лет назад

    Thank you.

  • David clarinet
    David clarinet 8 лет назад

    excellent!!!

  • Isidro Garcia
    Isidro Garcia 8 лет назад

    i love your tone!!
    it is one of the most beautiful tones
    i have ever heard!
    thanks for putting this up!

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 8 лет назад

    I think my tone depends mostly on my double-lip embouchure, plus relatively soft reeds (#3 Vandoren regular). This combo helps me project to the back of the hall, where the stereo microphone is located.

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 8 лет назад

    Your enthusiasm and compliments blew me away. Thank you. Have fun playing the Concertino for your exam. And good luck. I'll pass your bravo along to our orchestra and our conductor, Dick Pittman.
    Thanks again.

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 8 лет назад

    Keep practicing. And listen a lot to great singers singing Schubert songs and great pianists playing sonatas--the type of music that allows unconstrained rubato.
    Grant

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 8 лет назад

    Weber wrote his Concertino for Heinrich Baermann. In turn, Baermann wrote the cadenza I played, which I found in The Clarinet magazine.
    Thanks for your compliment.

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 8 лет назад

    Thank you for you compliment, Royeh.
    Grant

  • royeh
    royeh 8 лет назад

    Well done. I love this music. Your version is the one I like the best of all the ones I've heard on youtube. Nice tempo & balance with the orchestra.

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 8 лет назад

    Thank you very much for your great compliment. I'm happy you enjoyed my performance.
    Grant

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 8 лет назад

    Thank you for very much for your compliments.

    I'm not playing professionally because (1) I don't believe my intonation and technique are good enough, (2) when I graduated from high school and chose a profession, my clarinet skills were far less than now (I've improved a lot as I've lived, listened and practiced these fifty years since then), and (3) I chose science as my profession, since that is not possible as a hobby. And so I've had great fun in both science and music.

    Thanks again.

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 9 лет назад

    In retrospect, yes, about tempo. Thanks for pointing that out and for your compliment.
    Grant

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 9 лет назад

    I'm floored by your compliments, Ken. Thank you very much.
    Grant

  • gspenceranderson
    gspenceranderson 9 лет назад

    Thanks, Saxoclar.
    Grant

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