978-0-520-03379-5 • Paperback • January 1994 • $66.00 • (£51.00)
978-1-4616-6422-2 • eBook • January 1994 • $62.50 • (£48.00)
Phillip Rehfeldt is Professor of Woodwind Instruments and Musicology at the University of Redlands and a well-known performer and recorder of new music for the clarinet.
Part 1 Preface to the First Edition; Preface to the Second Edition
Chapter 1 Fundamentals
Part 2 Appendices
Chapter 2 Monophonic Fingerings
Chapter 3 Multiple Sonorities
Chapter 4 Catalog of Additional Effects
Chapter 5 Electronic Applications
Phillip Rehfeldt is fully conversant with all these works [for clarinet] and uses them as the basis for his new study. What is most impressive about his book is its thorough but flexible approach and its sensible selection of material.
— Musical Times
I think the book accomplishes its aims in presenting, in compact form, the latest information on the new techniques required of a clarinetist. This is done in the usual thorough American way, leaving few fingerings uncatalogued...and I would recommend it to all who are seriously interested in the subject.
— Ian Mitchell; Contact
An impressively comprehensive book, deserving a place in the library of every serious single-reed player…A classic compendium, unreservedly recommended.
— Classical Music
New Directions for Clarinet is excellent in every respect. The text is clearly written and copiously illustrated by excerpts. The publication is beautifully done. By way of his recordings and concert appearances, we all recognize Phil Rehfeldt as one dedicated to performance of the widest range of clarinet repertory. With this book he has shown himself to be an equally brilliant writer on a subject on which he is an undisputed major authority.
— John Mohler; The Clarinet
Using a wealth of illustrative excerpts, Rehfeldt provides an overview of clarinet performance technique as it has evolved since 1950.
— Reference and Research Book News