Clarinet quintet

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Traditionally a clarinet quintet is a chamber musical ensemble made up of one clarinet, plus the standard string quartet of two violins, one viola, and one cello. Now the term clarinet quintet can refer to five B clarinets; four B clarinets and a bass clarinet; three B clarinets and two bass clarinets; one E clarinet, two B clarinets, and two bass clarinets; or one E clarinet, two B clarinets, one E alto clarinet, and one bass clarinet. The term is also used to refer to a piece written for one of these ensembles.

History[edit]

One of the earliest and most influential works for this combination of instruments is Mozart's Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581, written for the clarinetist Anton Stadler in 1789.[1] Although a few compositions for this ensemble were produced over the following years, including the Op. 34 clarinet quintet by Carl Maria von Weber, a composer famous for his solo clarinet compositions, it was not until Johannes Brahms composed his Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 for Richard Mühlfeld that the clarinet quintet began to receive considerable attention from composers.[2]

Ensembles[edit]

The Farallon Quintet claims to be the only professional chamber music group that is focused exclusively on performing the repertoire for string quartet plus clarinet.

Works for clarinet quintet[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ von Wurzbach, Constantin (2012). Das Mozart-Buch (Große Komponisten) (in German). Jazzybee. p. 254. ISBN 978-3-849-60237-6. 
  2. ^ Lawson, Colin (1998). Brahms: Clarinet Quintet. Cambridge Music Handbooks. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-58831-7. 
  3. ^ Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project
  4. ^ Einstein, Alfred (1945). Mozart, His Character, His Work. Translated by Mendel, Arthur; Broder, Nathan. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-500732-9. 
  5. ^ Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major, Op.34: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project
  6. ^ Newhill, John P. (1974). "The Adagio for Clarinet and Strings by Wagner/Baermann". Music & Letters. 55 (2): 167–171. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  7. ^ Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B-flat major, Op.44: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project
  8. ^ Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project
  9. ^ Young, Percy M. (1975). "Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: 1875–1912". Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 4 (3): 388–391. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  10. ^ Webb, Joseph Dee (2009). Joseph Holbrooke - A study of the published and unpublished solo and chamber works for clarinet with an annotated bibliography (Ph.D.). MA University of North Texas. OCLC 464610233. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  11. ^ Clarinet Quintet, Op.102: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project
  12. ^ Kube, Michael, ed. (2014). Max Reger, Klarinettenquintett A-Dur, opus 146, [Studienpartitur], Urtext. München: Henle. ISMN 979-0-2018-7117-2. Preface 
  13. ^ Clarinet Quintet, Op.146: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project
  14. ^ Evans, Edwin (1923). "Donaueschingen and Salzburg Festivals". The Musical Times. 64 (967): 631–635. doi:10.2307/913739. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 
  15. ^ Blom, Eric (1933). "The Clarinet Quintet of Arthur Bliss". The Musical Times. 74 (1083): 424–427. doi:10.2307/917988. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 
  16. ^ Rothenberg, Florie (1993). Music for clarinet and string quartet by women composers (Ph.D.). The University of Arizona. OCLC 701556485. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  17. ^ "Theodore Front Musical Literature - Quintet : For Clarinet and Strings (2015).". www.tfront.com. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 

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