The Clarinet.

The clarinet has a long and rich history as a solo, orchestral, and chamber musical instrument. In this broad-ranging account Eric Hoeprich, a performer, teacher, and expert on historical clarinets, explores its development, repertoire, and performance history.

Looking at the antecedents of the clarinet, as well as such related instruments as the chalumeau, basset horn, alto clarinet, and bass clarinet, Hoeprich explains the use and development of the instrument in the Baroque age. The period from the late 1700s to Beethoven's early years is shown to have fostered ever wider distribution and use of the instrument, and a repertoire of increasing richness. The first half of the nineteenth century, a golden age for the clarinet, brought innovation in construction and great virtuosity in performance, while the following century and a half produced a surge in new works from many composers. The author also devotes a chapter to the role of the clarinet in bands, folk music, and jazz.

The Yale musical instrument series.
Idioma: inglés. Bloomington, 2008. 416 pp. Encuadernación: cartoné con sobrecubierta.


List of illustrations
List of music examples
Editorial note
Preface and acknowledgements
1. The basic clarinet
2. The origins of the clarinet
3. The earliest clarinets
4. The chalumeau
5. The Classical clarinet
6. Mozart and the clarinet
7. 1800 to 1843: Astounding innovations and breath-taking virtuosity
8. 1844 to 1900: The clarinet joins the establishment
9. The clarinet in the 20th century and beyond
10. The basset horn
11. The bass clarinet
12. The odd clarinets
13. Bands, folk music and all that jazz
Appendix 1: Instrument makers
Appendix 2: Instruction material
Select bibliography