The Leading eBooks Store Online 3,720,765 members ⚫ 1,207,593 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

From the Clarinet D'Amour to the Contra Bass

A History of Large Size Clarinets, 1740-1860

From the Clarinet D'Amour to the Contra Bass by Albert R. Rice
Add to cart
US$ 114.99 US$ 103.49
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
Following his much-acclaimed The Baroque Clarinet and The Clarinet in the Classical Period, Albert R. Rice now turns his signature detailed attention to large clarinets - the clarinet d'amour, the basset horn, the alto clarinet, bass and contra bass clarinets.Each chapter is devoted to a specific instrument, and offers a fascinating insider's look at its defining characteristics, a comprehensive history of its evolution, meticulously-researched information on its makers and aspects of construction, and a thorough discussion of its music. Rice illustrates how the introduction of large clarinets into chamber ensembles, wind bands, and opera orchestras was the result of experiments meant to address specific musical needs. Along the way, he brings to life the musicians, virtuosi, soloists, and orchestral and band musicians, as well as the instruments' makers and the composers from J. C. Bach to Smetana who wrote for them.Based on careful study of primary sources - musical compositions, patents, memoirs and diaries, and unfettered access to historical instruments themselves--Rice's expert presentation is nothing short of exhaustive. From the Clarinet d'Amour to the Contrabass will engage all who love the clarinet and its music.
Oxford University Press; March 2009
486 pages; ISBN 9780199711178
Read online, or download in secure PDF format
Title: From the Clarinet D'Amour to the Contra Bass
Author: Albert R. Rice
 
ISBNs
0199711178
9780195343281
9780199711178