Klarinet Archive - Posting 000407.txt from 2010/11
From: corvo di bassetto <rab@-----.de>
Subj: Re: [kl] Basset Clarinet
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 14:28:12 -0500
Mozart originally conceived his concerto for a bassett horn /clarinet in G.
A pupil of mine plays a Hammerschmidt G which is very nice and not awkward at all, provided you have large hands.
Am 25.11.2010 um 18:50 schrieb Jim Lytthans:
> <I think it is a Bassett clarinet in Low G>
> Basset clarinets are pitched in A, and, infrequently, in Bb. The Basset Horn
> is pitched in F. The G clarinet is used in Turkish and sometimes Klezmer
> music. Amati makes one. Very awkward to play, especially the right hand.
> Jim Lytthans
> Anaheim, CA
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