Sunday, May 4, 2008
Harold Wright interview from WGBH.org
This radio interview with Harold Wright from WGBH.org reveals some insights from one of America's most revered clarinetists. Interviewer Brian Bell speaks with Harold Wright several months before his death in 1993 on a wide range of topics, including air pressure, the life expectancy of a clarinet, reeds, the American school of clarinet playing, and the Boston Symphony. The 12-minute interview also includes an excerpt and discussion of a rare recording of a Boston Symphony clarinetist from 1904-1914 (we believe the name was "George
Griset Grisez," but please correct us) performing the third movement of Weber's second concerto.