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The intimacy of a duet: Anthony McGill and Susan Graham sing La Clemenza di Tito
Seeded by youngartistsamerica on 21 Oct 2014
Author: MET Orchestra Musicians
Watch as Principal Clarinetist Anthony McGill describes the musical and emotional experience of performing a duet with the famed mezzo-soprano Susan Graham. Playing in an orchestra pit physically separates instrumentalists from singers, but music brings them back together. When playing or singing a solo aria, the artist has many musically-adjustable components to determine, like phrase endings, rubato, intonation, and more. When in duet, artists must communicate these elements in real-time with each other through musical audio cues. Check our website for musician spotlights and other features, such as how the audition runs or what happens in the music library!
Instrument: Mezzo Soprano ; Clarinet