The CDRom Multimedia Encyclopedia of the Clarinet

Created by Russell Harlow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The CDRom Multimedia Encyclopedia of the Clarinet will be available for the first time in July, 2003.

The CDRom is filled with priceless information including:

  • a video demonstration on making your own reeds
  • discussions and demonstrations on concept of sound with audio clips
  • a valuable resource guide complete with links to the internet
  • information on clarinet technique and teaching
  • audio and video interviews with fine players and teachers
  • sound clips of the finest players of the past century
  • photos, articles by and biographies of many of the fine artists of today
  • recently researched biographical information on artists who might otherwise have been forgotten
  • sound clips from rare recordings no longer available

Never before has so much information on the clarinet been available in one place.

 

Samples of the Vast Information included on the CDRom:

SAMPLE ARTICLES: Read the Article on Double Lip by Ralph McLane from the 1950 Issue of The Clarinet

 

SAMPLE AUDIO CLIPS

Many of the audio clips included on the CDRom are transcribed from 78 rpm recordings and contain some hiss and scratch, but we feel that to use noise reduction, even using digital equipment available today, might alter the sound of the recorded clarinet.

Ralph McLane performing Ravel's Intro and Allegro:

  • For RealPlayer, click here (Works best with faster internet connections)
  • For Quicktime, click here (May take longer to load completely but you will be able to play it more than once)

 

Louis DeSantis performing the solo from "Through the Looking Glass" by Deems Taylor

  • For RealPlayer, click here (Works best with faster internet connections)
  • For Quicktime, click here (May take longer to load completely but you will be able to play it more than once)
 

SAMPLE INTERVIEW

From an interview of Robert Marcellus by James Gholson in Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Magazine

Question: "What recordings do you feel are prime listening in the development of the clarinetist?"

Robert Marcellus: "Unfortunately, these recordings are no longer availble, but itžs interesting to me to trace the lineage of a beautiful clarinet sound; a young Robert McGinnis of the Philadelphia Orchestra, principal position in the mid 1930s; My teacher Bonade before him; Ralph McLane who came later into the Philadelphia Orchestra.....

I wish we had more of the older recordings to listen to as far as clarinet sound is concerned.........

I think there are a lot of fine clarinet players, and a lot of fine clarinet tones, but I donžt think there is anything to compare with a Bonade or a young McGinnis or McLane. That kind of beauty just doesnžt seem to exist.