The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet

by Colin Lawson

Part of the Cambridge Companions to Music Series

The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet Synopsis

The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet is a practical guide to the world of the clarinet. It offers students and performers a composite survey of the history and repertoire of the instrument from its origins to the present day, as well as practical guidance on teaching and performing. Special focus is made on the various members of the extensive clarinet family and specialist chapters provide advice on the mechanics of clarinet playing, the art of historical performance, contemporary techniques, and the clarinet in jazz. A chapter on the professional clarinettist introduces the world of the performing musician, while a survey of the clarinet on record provides the listener with a useful guide to the recording history of the instrument. Informed by the experience of distinguished performers and teachers, this book makes an essential and stimulating reference book for all clarinet enthusiasts.

The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet Press Reviews

'... absolutely essential reading for players of all ages.' Clarinetwise '... manages to gather together an enormous amount of information and instruction about that most versatile member of the woodwind family.' Reference Reviews 'A wealth of reading and information is presented in this Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet which should be on all our shelves before long ... a worthy addition to the technique improving repertoire.' Clarinet and Saxophone

Book Information

ISBN: 9780521476683
Publication date: 14th December 1995
Author: Colin Lawson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 260 pages
Categories: Wind instruments,

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