Book review: 'In the footsteps of Mozart’s clarinettist: Anton Stadler and his basset clarinet' by Pamela L. Poulin

Lawson, C. (2020) Book review: 'In the footsteps of Mozart’s clarinettist: Anton Stadler and his basset clarinet' by Pamela L. Poulin. Music & Letters, 101 (2). pp. 367-369. ISSN 0027-4224 (print) 1477-4631 (online)

Abstract

Mozart’s clarinettist Anton Stadler (1753–1812) continues to attract the attention of a wide range of musicians, thanks both to the historical performance movement and a desire to recreate the lost texts of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto K.622 and the Clarinet Quintet K.581. History-telling has also fashioned Stadler as an unreliable rogue. The disappearance of his basset clarinets and the loss of Mozart’s autographs have been significant factors in generating this account, although even here the evidence needs to be read in the spirit of the times.

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