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.
This post contains basics for forming a successful clarinet embouchure.
This is first in a series of posts for beginner clarinetists.
Recently posted by Carnegie Hall on Twitter, here are links to photos and videos from Benny Goodman’s premiere at Carnegie Hall, which took place today in 1938. View the photos here. [flowplayer splash=”http://music.clarinerd.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/1938CarnegieHall-300×147.jpg” mp4=”http://music.clarinerd.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Benny-Goodman-at-Carnegie-Hall-1938-YouTube.mp4″ width=”480″ height=”360″ skin=”minimalist”]
These romances were written on three separate days during December 1849 and were presented to his wife, Clara, on Christmas.
During Schumann’s lifetime, much political upheaval was experienced in his hometown of Dresden. In early 1849, fighting had begun.
Mozart was in love with the sound of the clarinet. He wasn’t able to fully express on paper his adoration for the instrument until the last few years of his life when he met and befriended Anton Stadler. A close friend of Mozart’s and fellow Freemason, Stadler was one of the great clarinetists of Mozart’s… Continue reading Clarinet Quintet in A, K.581
Third movement from Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps
Gerald Finzi was an English composer known for his musical imagery. He experienced severe loss early in his life. His father passed away when he was very young; his revered music teacher was killed in France after joining the army; and his three elder brothers passed away, all before Finzi entered his twenties. It may… Continue reading Five Bagatelles, Op. 23
(b London, 14 July 1901; d Oxford, 27 Sept 1956). English composer. The son of a shipbroker, he was educated privately, and studied music with Ernest Farrar (1915-16) then, when Farrar joined the army, with Edward Bairstow at York (1917-22).