2aMU8. I Clarinetti Virtuosi: Chamber ensemble of the Ohio State University.

Session: Tuesday Morning, May 14

Time: 11:05

Author: James Pyne
Author: Elisabeth Stimpert
Location: School of Music, Ohio State Univ., 1866 College Rd., Columbus, OH 43210


The clarinet ensemble continues to emerge as a capable vehicle for art performance. It can, more than any other family of wind or brass instruments, closely reproduce the range, flexibility, and homogeneity of the string ensemble. These characteristics will be briefly discussed and demonstrated using the individual instruments of the clarinet family from contra-bass to piccolo clarinet including basset horn, a favorite instrument of Mozart. I Clarinetti Virtuosi are clarinet performance majors at The Ohio State University, graduate students and undergraduate seniors. They will perform a variety of works that display the wide range of musical and virtuosic capability of the ensemble.

from ASA 131st Meeting, Indianapolis, May 1996