The Clarinet in the Classical Period

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  • 0199711372
  • 9780195144833
  • 9780199711376
  • 9780199887781
A comprehensive study of the clarinet in use through the classical period, 1760 to 1830, a period of intensive musical experimentation. The book provides a detailed review and analysis of construction, design, materials, and makers of clarinets. Rice also explores how clarinet construction and performance practice developed in tandem with the musical styles of the period.
  • Oxford University Press; January 2008
  • ISBN 9780199711376
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  • Title: The Clarinet in the Classical Period
  • Author: Albert R. Rice
  • Imprint: Oxford University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0199711372
  • 9780195144833
  • 9780199711376
  • 9780199887781

In The Press

"Encyclopedic in scope, the book is truly a "one-stop" source of information on the Classical era clarinet....Rice does an excellent job of bringing together everything that is known about the Classical clarinet." -- Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society
"The American organologist Albert Rice has done it again.... well-researched tome, packed with fascinating information, much of which is completely new. Perhaps more importantly, it is a well-organized and thorough account, and therefore an essential book for anyone interested in any aspect of the clarinet in this period.... His account of the concerto is up-to-date, and includes a reproduction of the recently discovered illustration of Anton Stadler's basset clarinet, for which Mozart composed the work."--Early Music
"Rice's command of historical sources is truly remarkable, and there can be no doubt that this book will provide source material for clarinet researchers for many years to come."--Music & Letters
"Locating the period of the "classical" clarinet from about 1760 to about 1830, he provides here a lucid study of the progression of innovations to the instrument's construction with generous commentary about its music literature and players.... Rice's book makes valuable observations about the idiomatic repertoire that developed during the classical period."--CHOICE

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0199711372
  • 9780195144833
  • 9780199711376
  • 9780199887781