On today’s episode, we’re exploring… wait, what the heck is a clarinet? This woodwind instrument (it’s made out of wood and you blow wind into it) can easily jump between classical music, klezmer, and jazz. Whether it’s taking a starring role in the slurpy introduction to Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, flowing gracefully in a concerto by Mozart, or imitating a cat or donkey, the clarinet is one of the most versatile of instruments. Solomon shows some of the many different sounds and personalities clarinets can have in their musical toolbox.
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