Great book. Has all the technical exercises you will ever need, from the very basics to the most difficult studies. Daily Practice exercises in the book are also great for any clarinettist. You definitely get your moneys worth!
- (Bangor, United Kingdom)
Klosé's conservatoire method has the weight of tradition and history behind it, as well as the authority of one of the creators of the modern 'boehm system' clarinet. This is a thoroughly comprehensive method noteworthy for the number of duets included. A particularly interesting feature is the use of a clarinet accompaniment to simple slow scales - an imaginative way to sweeten the medicine! Required study for serious classical clarinetists.
This edition is probably the best currently available, but at the moment is rather poorly produced. The paper is little better than newsprint and the cover is flimsy, although the use of spiral binding does allow each page to lie flat. B&H would appear to be producing this in short runs to order, hence the high price. This method (and edition) deserves more popularity!