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The Clarinet in the Classical Period$
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Albert Rice

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195342994

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342994.001.0001

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Music for the classical clarinet

Music for the classical clarinet

The Clarinet in the Classical Period

Albert R. Rice

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines a selection of music written for the classical clarinet, organized by the following genres: opera and concert arias; choral music; concertos; orchestral music; and chamber music. Important opera composers include Jean Benjamin de La Borde, Thomas Augustine Arne, François-Joseph Gossec, Johann Christian Bach, Matia Vento, André-Modeste Grétry, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Tommaso Giordani, Giovanni Paisiello, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Niccoló Isouard, and Carl Maria von Weber. Significant concertos were written by Johann Stamitz, Michael Haydn, Franz Xaver Pokorny, Carl Stamitz, Johan Mahon, Josef Beer, Mozart, Franz Wilhelm Tausch, Bernhard Henrik Crusell, Louis Spohr, and Weber. Important orchestral music was written by Johann Stamitz, Gossec, J. C. Bach, Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven. Solo works without accompaniment were written by Abraham, Anton Stadler, and Amand Vanderhagen. Duets were written by William Bates, Valentin Roeser, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Gaspard Procksch, Vanderhagen, and others. Important sonatas were written by Jean Xavier Lefévre, Anton Ebert, and Weber. Other chamber music was written by Florian Gassmann, Georg Wagenseil, Johann Baptist Vanhal, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, Reicha, Danzi, and others.

Keywords:   opera, choral music, concerto, orchestral music, chamber music, duets, trios, quartets, quintets, wind quintets

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