from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One skilled in playing the clarinet.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of clarinetist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a musician who plays the clarinet


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  • But late in this Grammy-nominated singer's 40-year career, she has found perhaps the most compatible setting of her life in a sublime trio with young Italian pianist Glauco Venier and German soprano saxist and bass clarinettist Klaus Gesing.

    This week's new live music

  • With such diverse output as her world music album Where Rivers Meet an evocation of her Bengali connections, with clarinettist brother Idris and the thrilling jazz virtuosity of her trio's recent live recording, pianist Zoe Rahman covers plenty of contemporary bases.

    This week's new live music

  • I first came across him on a 1997 ECM New Series CD, Dal Niente by clarinettist Eduard Brunner, which involves a sparse, spiralling series of solo clarinet pieces composed by the likes of Stockhausen, Stravinsky and Boulez, as well as by Lachenmann.

    Paul Morley on music

  • It was written for the phenomenal Finnish clarinettist Kari Kriikku, for whom Saariaho has wanted to compose a concerto for many years, and was inspired by the medieval tapestries of The Lady And The Unicorn series.

    This week's new live music

  • He's just been appointed as a probationer to the solo clarinet job at the Phil – which is just about the biggest orchestral job you could bag as a clarinettist.

    This week's arts diary

  • In 1945, Moura's family moved to Rio de Janeiro, where the young clarinettist began studying at the Escola nacional de música, now the Escola de música da UFRJ.

    Paulo Moura obituary

  • "No matter where he was playing, he always maintained the same posture and this just added to his elegance," said Gonçalves, who was at Moura's bedside as the clarinettist played the choro classic Doce de Coco shortly before his death.

    Paulo Moura obituary

  • A Grammy award-winning clarinettist, saxophonist and composer, he blurred the lines between classical and popular music, recording more than 40 albums which journeyed between dancehall, samba, bossa nova, jazz and orchestral music.

    Paulo Moura obituary

  • In one movement we hear recordings of the musicians 'voices as they played their virtuosic solos: here was the French horn player who wished he was a clarinettist; the contra-bassoonist who adores playing "low notes all day long"; the cellist who says of the audience, "the more they listen, the better we play".

    Michael Wolters sees into the minds of musicians

  • This set, featuring clarinettist Perry Robinson (one of the few modern-jazz practitioners of his instrument) might suggest that at first.

    Perry Robinson Trio: From A to Z


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