Blazich, Joan Michelle Books

Joan Michelle Blazich holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Clarinet Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She is an award-winning clarinetist who has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Russia. Her musical interests include early clarinet pedagogy, contemporary music, and klezmer.

An English Translation and Commentary on Amand Vanderhagen’s mÉthode Nouvelle Et RaisonneÉ Pour La Clarinette (1785) and nouvelle MÉthode De Clarinette (1799): A Study in Eighteenth-Century French Clarinet Music
2010 0-7734-3805-X
This work provides for the first time, the complete English translations and analyses of the first known, Classical-era pedagogical treatises for the clarinet. The project makes available valuable information on performance techniques used by Classical-era clarinetists, particularly in Amand Vanderhagen’s discussions of the embouchure, reeds, and embellishments. In addition, it demonstrates Vanderhagen’s influence on subsequent clarinetists.

An English Translation and Commentary on Amand Vanderhagen’s mÉthode Nouvelle Et RaisonnÉe Pour La Clarinette (1785) and nouvelle MÉthode De Clarinette (1799): A Study in Eighteenth-Century French Clarinet Music
2010 0-7734-3805-X
This work provides for the first time, the complete English translations and analyses of the first known, Classical-era pedagogical treatises for the clarinet. The project makes available valuable information on performance techniques used by Classical-era clarinetists, particularly in Amand Vanderhagen’s discussions of the embouchure, reeds, and embellishments. In addition, it demonstrates Vanderhagen’s influence on subsequent clarinetists.