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The Baroque Clarinet is a sourcebook for the historical study of the European clarinet during the first half of the eighteenth century. The book is based on a comprehensive study of the theoretical, musical, and iconographical evidence, and many conclusions are presented here for the first time.
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Albert R. Rice is Curator at the Fiske Museum of Musical Instruments, Claremont, California.Review:
`his explanations are so carefully reasoned and buttressed by contemporary quotations that one has the feeling the final word has been said until any new evidence is uncovered ... Rice has summed up and clarified that research nicely and no player of the early clarinet will want to be without
`The Baroque Clarinet is the latest addition to the Clarendon Press' excellent series on early music. I am sure that many clarinettists, myself included, will be surprised and enlightened by the amount of information now available on the baroque instrument. The book also serves as a summary of
all the research which has been made on the clarinet over the last 25 years. It is written in a form which is both clear and direct, and includes many excellent illustrations of instruments, fingering-charts and musical examples. I recommend it to anyone interested in the clarinet.'
Michael Harris, RCMM Magazine, Autumn Term 1992
`This much needed study traces the clarinet from its origins shortly before 1700 to about 1760 ... the story that emerges is detailed and important because of the wide array of evidence Rice offers from theoretical, musical, and iconographical sources ... An essential sourcebook recommended
for all libraries.'
'handsomely produced volume ... Rice had at his command a formidable range of bibliographical evidence, which alone constitutes a strong recommendation for his book. Furthermore, the text is generously illustrated with a wealth of iconographical material.'
Colin Lawson, Music and Letters, Vol. 74, No. 1, February 1993
'his explanations are so carefully reasoned and buttressed by contemporary quotations that one has the feeling the final word has been said until any new evidence is uncovered ... Rice has summed up and clarified that research nicely and no player of the early clarinet will want to be without
Continuo (Feb. 1993)
'The Baroque Clarinet represents the completion of a massive and rather daunting organizational task ... a well-thought-out volume that will serve for some time as the standard guide for a general audience as well as for musicologists ... Rice's study is exhaustive in compiling all the
information available. The only problem has been an acute lack of information and particularly, the lack of a single, well-organized source for all this information. Thanks to Albert Rice, we now have it.'
Eric Hoeprich, Koninklijk Conservatorium voor Muziek, The Hague, Notes, September 1993
'There is also a great deal of very valuable information on the chalumeau and on the early clarinet itself, with many photographs of instruments, and also detailed references to other books where further photographs can be found.'
Jeremy Montagu, FOMRHI Quarterly, No. 68, July 1992
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Book Description Clarendon Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0198161883