The Review of A Clarinet Almanac by Professor Emeritus, Pierre Woudenberg
A Clarinet Almanac, by John Macfarlane, has been reviewed by Professor Emeritus Clarinet, Pierre Woudenberg, The Royal Conservatoire, at the Hague. The review praised the efforts of John to create a rich repository of compositions by a large number of composers. The review also praised the quality of the book and its setting.
A Clarinet Almanac is the author’s personal and eclectic guide to the clarinet repertoire, covering solo, chamber and vocal works. It introduces 366 works by 245 composers, ranging from standard to unusual combinations. It aims to inspire and inform clarinet lovers of all levels. Read more about the book here.
John Macfarlane is a retired physician and musician who has played, taught, conducted, edited, arranged and composed music for the clarinet and other instruments. He was born in England and moved to the Netherlands in 1978. He has a passion for exploring the music of diverse and unusual instrument combinations.