The Bonade legacy

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Pierce, Jerry D.
Legbandt, Rolf
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Thesis (M.M.)
School of Music
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This eight hour creative project has traced the life of Daniel Bonade, French-American orchestral clarinetist and teacher. Through his influence while first clarinetist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and later with the Cleveland Orchestra a new style of clarinet playing has evolved with more expressive phrasing and a larger sound to suit the requirements of orchestral playing in this century.This study has examined some of the concepts Bonade used in his teachings and writings on the art of clarinet playing. Former students and professional colleagues were asked to comment on what they know of both Bonade the person, and Bonade the player and his influence in music.In addition, this creative project is supported in part by a graduate recital that included the Grovlez Lamento and Tarantelle, the von Weber Clarinet Quintet, and the Fraucaix Concerto for Clarinet.