The Early Clarinet: A Practical Guide

The Early Clarinet: A Practical Guide

by Colin Lawson
     
 

This guide, written by one of the foremost interpreters of early clarinet music, is intended for all clarinetists with a desire to investigate music of earlier periods. It contains practical help on both the acquisition and playing of historical clarinets, while performers on modern instruments will find much advice on style, approach and techniques, which combine

Overview

This guide, written by one of the foremost interpreters of early clarinet music, is intended for all clarinetists with a desire to investigate music of earlier periods. It contains practical help on both the acquisition and playing of historical clarinets, while performers on modern instruments will find much advice on style, approach and techniques, which combine to make up a well-grounded, period interpretation. Most importantly, case studies that include the music of Handel, Mozart and Brahms help recreate performances as close as possible to the composer's original intention.

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"The book is concise..." Choice

"Overall, the book is well balanced and very useful from college level to professional...this book contains much useful material for clarinetists and other wind players that cannot be found anywhere else. Lawson's writing isthoughtful and enjoyable to read. His book is highly recommended." American Musical Instrument Society Newsletter

"This valuable book (along with forthcoming volumes in the same series for the early horn, keyboard, violin and viola, and flute) will undoubtedly be studied years from now as evidence of how performers of today approached the performance of music from earlier periods." Notes, March 2001

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521624664
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.35(d)

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