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From the Clarinet D'Amour to the Contra Bass
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From the Clarinet D'Amour to the Contra Bass: A History of the Large Size Clarinets, 1740-1860

Albert R. Rice

Abstract

This book continues the stories presented in The Baroque Clarinet and The Clarinet in the Classical Period. Now attention is turned to large size clarinets—clarinet d'amour, alto clarinet, basset horn, bass clarinet, contra alto, and contra bass. Each chapter is devoted to a specific instrument or instruments and offers a meticulously researched history and insider's look at terminology, definitions, design features, documentation, makers, composers, musicians, and music. Research illustrates how makers experimented with instruments to address the specific musical needs of composers and player ... More

Keywords: clarinet d'amour, alto clarinet, basset horn, bass clarinet, contra bass clarinet, contra alto clarinet, Anton Stadler, Thomas Willman, Iwan Müller, Adolphe Sax

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195343281
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343281.001.0001

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Albert R. Rice, author

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