Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sidney Forrest interview

Over at The Buzzing Reed, David H. Thomas has published a podcast of an interview with clarinetist Sidney Forrest. Thomas was a student of Forrest at Interlochen and Peabody, and now performs as principal clarinetist of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. The interview, which is about 30 minutes long, features Thomas speaking with the now 91-year-old Forrest about a variety of topics including his study with Simeon Bellison, his own pedagogical techniques, and why he chose the clarinet ("I liked the name"). This an interesting listen and a great way to document a part of clarinet history!

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