[BLML] Seventy Six Trombones [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

Alain Gottcheiner agot at ulb.ac.be
Wed Dec 2 15:21:17 CET 2009


Grattan a écrit :
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> Anne Jones wrote  :
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> The Munich Philharmonic had one or two women on the
> violin and oboe.  But those were "feminine" instruments.  The
> trombone is masculine.
>   
> +=+ There is a certain thrust to the perception.   ~ G ~  +=+ 
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>   
AG : but the clarinet is slightly feminine.
No, I think the perception is that instruments with low voice (trombone, 
baryton saxophone, tuba, bass, bass drum) are masculine, some also 
requiring some muscular strength, while soprani (violin, flute, 
clarinette, soprano saxophone, cymbals) are feminine, those in-between 
(trumpet, tenor saxophone, piano, oboe, cello) being unmarked. The harp 
is feminine because you need slender fingers.


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