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The early clarinet [electronic resource] : a practical guide / Colin Lawson.

By: Lawson, Colin (Colin James).
Contributor(s): Pearson, Ingrid.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge handbooks to the historical performance of music: Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 128 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780511481840 (electronic bk.); 0511481845 (electronic bk.); 0511066090 (electronic bk.); 9780511066092 (electronic bk.); 0511059787; 9780511059780; 0511068220; 9780511068225; 9780521624596 (hbk.); 0521624592 (hbk.); 9780521624664 (pb); 0521624665 (pb).Subject(s): Clarinet | Clarinet music -- 18th century -- History and criticism | Clarinet music -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Performance practice (Music) -- History -- 18th century | Performance practice (Music) -- History -- 19th century | Clarinet music | Ensemble playing | Clarinet -- History | Clarinette | Clarinette, Musique de -- 18e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | Clarinette, Musique de -- 19e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | Pratique de l'ex�ecution (Musique) -- 18e si�ecle | Pratique de l'ex�ecution (Musique) -- 19e si�ecle | MUSIC -- Musical Instruments -- WoodwindsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Early clarinet.DDC classification: 788.6/2/09033 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The early clarinet in context. Introduction. Historical performance and the clarinet. Clarinet literature. The collector. Style. Interpreting the evidence. The current scene -- Historical considerations. Aims and aspirations. Origin and development of the clarinet. The chalumeau and its music. Baroque clarinet repertory. Classical. Romantic. A snapshot from 1879. The late nineteenth century. Early recordings and musical style -- Equipment. Aspects of standardisation. Classical clarinets. Nineteenth-century clarinets. Original instruments. Copies. Mouthpieces. Reeds. Care and maintenance -- Playing historical clarinets / by Ingrid Pearson. Introduction. Posture. Embouchure and reed-position. Articulation. Fingering. Ornamentation. Other practical and aesthetic considerations -- The language ofmusical style. Introduction. Sources. Rhetoric. The Romantic era -- Case studies in ensemble music. Handel : Ouverture HWV 424 for two clarinets and horn. Johann Stamitz : Clarinet Concerto in B�. Mozart : Clarinet Quintet K581. Weber : Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E�, Op. 74. Brahms : Clarinet Trio Op. 114 -- Related family members. Introduction. Special projects : high clarinets. Low clarinets. Basset horn, basset clarinet.
Summary: This guide is intended for all clarinettists with a desire to investigate music of earlier periods. It contains practical help on both the aquisition and playing of historical clarinets, while performers on modern instruments will find much advice on style, approach and techniques which make up a well-grounded, period interpretation.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-123) and index.

The early clarinet in context. Introduction. Historical performance and the clarinet. Clarinet literature. The collector. Style. Interpreting the evidence. The current scene -- Historical considerations. Aims and aspirations. Origin and development of the clarinet. The chalumeau and its music. Baroque clarinet repertory. Classical. Romantic. A snapshot from 1879. The late nineteenth century. Early recordings and musical style -- Equipment. Aspects of standardisation. Classical clarinets. Nineteenth-century clarinets. Original instruments. Copies. Mouthpieces. Reeds. Care and maintenance -- Playing historical clarinets / by Ingrid Pearson. Introduction. Posture. Embouchure and reed-position. Articulation. Fingering. Ornamentation. Other practical and aesthetic considerations -- The language ofmusical style. Introduction. Sources. Rhetoric. The Romantic era -- Case studies in ensemble music. Handel : Ouverture HWV 424 for two clarinets and horn. Johann Stamitz : Clarinet Concerto in B�. Mozart : Clarinet Quintet K581. Weber : Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E�, Op. 74. Brahms : Clarinet Trio Op. 114 -- Related family members. Introduction. Special projects : high clarinets. Low clarinets. Basset horn, basset clarinet.

This guide is intended for all clarinettists with a desire to investigate music of earlier periods. It contains practical help on both the aquisition and playing of historical clarinets, while performers on modern instruments will find much advice on style, approach and techniques which make up a well-grounded, period interpretation.

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