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In Reply to: RE: Stereotape/Audio Arts question posted by Botanico92007 on July 10, 2016 at 07:42:10
First, both ST-3 and ST-8 are on standard Scotch reels with 2-3/16" diameter hubs. If you recall, earlier 7" tape reels had a somewhat smaller diameter hubs, so maybe the writer was referring to those.
Second, my copy of ST-8 has a little sticker on the tape reel with Raksin spelled "Raskin," not an uncommon error. Great that you have a signed copy. Hope he spelled his name correctly :)
My copy of ST-3 has the same size hub, but my copy of ST-8 has a more or less 4 in. hub. To me that's the different between small and large size hubs on reels.
I just came from a concert of Brahms' Clarinet Trio and Clarinet Quintet. In the trio the clarinet was to the left and the cello to the right, both in front of the piano. In the quintet it was from the left, first violin, second violin, clarinet, viola, then cello. They formed an arc with first violin and cello further forward. Personally I find the sound blends better if the clarinet is in the middle.
These seatings in concert are fairly standard, but I've heard the Mozart Clarinet Quintet with the clarinet to the right, and in string quartets the cello and viola can interchange places. Like the seating of a symphony orchestra there are variations. It all depends on what the conductor or players decide.
My copy of the Dvorak also has the sticker with the misspelling of Raksin. One more thing that points to mistakes of the writer.
Note the Wiki bio of Raksin below.
I remember watching once a fascinating documentary on Raksin's composing the theme to Laura.
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