Josef Beer

The perfect clarinetist








Maryse Legault

 Historical clarinets





A Master’s Thesis








Presented to the

Royal Conservatory of The Hague

Koninklijk Conservatory Den Haag



In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements

For the Degree of Master in Music




 Eric Hoeprich, main subject teacher

Under the supervision of Wouter Verschuren

Bart van Oort, circle leader

Master presentation: April 13th 2017, 10:15

Final Master Recital: June 2nd 2017, 14:00





Table of contents











Josef Beer in France

Beer’s youth

A first appointment

The impact of Johann Stamitz on the development of clarinet repertoire
Beer at the Concert Spiritual: fame and glory
Beer as a teacher in France: solidification of the French school of clarinet playing

Beer in Russia

The change of embouchure: a total reformation

A second appointment

Music for Beer in Russia

The German years
A third position: the King of Prussia’s court
Beer as a teacher: thriving of the German school of clarinet playing

Beer and clarinet performance practice

Technical matters 

Josef Beer the soloist

Building clarinet literature






Bibliography, Acknowledgments and Appendix

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