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Opening glissando in Rhapsody in Blue

How do you actually play the incredible opening solo in ‘Rhapsody in Blue’?

Flight of the Bumblebee Bass Clarinet

Flight of the Bumblebee on a bass clarinet will make you feel inferior

duet between the biggest and smallest clarinet

Listen to this duet between the biggest and smallest clarinets

gervase de peyer

We’ve lost the man who gave us this utterly sublime clarinet tone


This is a Contrabass Clarinet and it sounds utterly monstrous

musician every day tips

10 extremely simple things musicians can do every day to make life a little easier

mozart drums

Someone added a drum part to Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and it is surprisingly awesome

worst things to happen to a classical musician

The 13 worst things to happen to a classical musician

clarinet mouth gershwin rhapsody gliss

This is what a clarinetist’s mouth actually does during the Rhapsody in Blue glissando

gershwin rhapdody in blue gliss

This is how you play the clarinet glissando from ‘Rhapsody In Blue’

Martin Frost circular breathing

Clarinettist Martin Fröst's guide to one of the hardest techniques for woodwind players: circular breathing

Carrot clarinet

Watch this man turn a carrot into a clarinet before your very eyes. And it actually sounds pretty good…

Andreas Ottensamer Classic FM Live

Andreas Ottensamer: "Gershwin gets the party started"

Classic FM Live in Cardiff 2014: the rehearsal

Emma Johnson on Mozart's Clarinet Concerto: "It's a miracle of writing"