The Clarinet
Title Details

1st June 2021

308 Pages

22.8 x 15.2 cm

26 b/w. 60 line. Illustrations

Series: Eastman Studies in Music

Imprint: University of Rochester Press

The Clarinet

Edited by Jane Ellsworth

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Offers unique perspectives on the clarinet's historical role in various styles, genres, and ensembles, from jazz and ethnic traditions to classical chamber music, concertos, opera, and symphony orchestras.
With essays written by leading performer-scholars, The Clarinet offers unique perspectives on the clarinet's historical role in various styles, genres, and ensembles. Beginning with a chapter on clarinet iconography, the book continues with an overview of the instrument's early history, chapters on the clarinet in the opera orchestra and the traditional symphony orchestra, and examinations of important genres involving the clarinet (the concerto and the clarinet quintet). Also included are chapters on leading twentieth-century clarinetists, the instrument's use in the historically informed performance (HIP) movement, and an expansive look at the clarinet's use in ethnic traditions and early jazz. The emphasis on topics not covered elsewhere makes this book an important contribution to the clarinet literature. Written in an accessible style, this volume engages a wide range of readers, from professional musicians to clarinet aficionados and music lovers with less specialized knowledge.

Jane Ellsworth is Professor of Music History at Eastern Washington University and bass clarinetist with the Spokane Symphony.
Clarinet Iconography
The Chalumeau and Clarinet Before Mozart
From "Little Trumpet" to Unique Voice: The Clarinet in the Concert Orchestra
The Clarinet in Opera Before 1830: Instrument and Genre Come of Age
The Clarinet in Nineteenth-Century Opera
Innovation and Convention in the "Golden Age" of the Clarinet Concerto, ca. 1800-1830
Joining the Conversation: The Clarinet Quintet in Classical and Romantic Chamber Music
Important Clarinetists Since 1900: A Concise Introduction
Recreating History? The Early Clarinet in Theory and Practice
The Clarinet in Vernacular Music

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Title Details

1st June 2021

308 Pages

2.28 x 1.52 cm

26 b/w. 60 line. Illustrations

Series: Eastman Studies in Music

Imprint: University of Rochester Press