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The Clarinet in the Classical Period

Albert Rice


Beginning in 1760, the clarinet was transformed from a rarely seen baroque instrument into an essential piece of the classical ensemble. Barely half a century later, in 1812, Iwan Müller developed the thirteen key clarinet that brought the instrument into the Romantic age. Here, the achievements are reviewed of the most important clarinet makers, including James Wood, Teobaldo Monzani, and Jean-François Simiot, as well as the innovations of the performers Müller and César Janssen. Music that requires clarinets of different pitch designated by clef notation is reviewed in works by Italian, Fren ... More

Keywords: concertos, fingerings, keys, mouthpiece, mouthpiece position, military bands, pads, notation, orchestras, sonatas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195342994
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342994.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Albert Rice, author