Month: August 2012

  • Evolution of the Clarinet 1600-1800

    It is a wonder how the early clarinet, known as the chalumeau, survived to become the instrument we all know today.

  • Nielsen's Woodwind Quintet, Op. 43

    Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) was a Danish composer known for his use of a wide range of styles. His music mimics the time period in which he lived, with some pieces containing movements that would easily belong in the Classical Period alongside contemporary sections very typical of 20th century writing. Though he is most well-known for his symphonies, Nielsen wrote many chamber works, of which his Woodwind Quintet being the most famous.