Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sabine Meyer

Recently, I got a copy of Sabine Meyer playing the 3rd Stamitz Concerto.  I really liked it.  When she plays the Stamitz, she sounds so amazing.  I like how cute and chirpy she plays her staccato notes.  Her playing is so smooth, it's like silk.

Sabine Meyer started her career Berlin Philharmonic.  The men in the orchestra resented her because she was a woman, even though the conductor von Karajan thought she was the best.  She played there for a short time, and she had to leave because the orchestra, which was mostly men, voted her out.  After that, she became a full time soloist, and one of the best in the world.  I wonder what the men who voted her out of the Berlin Philharmonic think about her now.

It was unfair that she was voted out, but maybe it was a good experience, because I think she must like being a soloist.  She might have been stuck in the Berlin Philharmonic for all of her life and not realize what a great soloist she could be.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Torin,

    Glad you got the recording of Ms. Meyer. She is really one of the best players out there and I am sure that you will be sounding like her as you progress in your clarinet studies.