ERIC HOEPRICH presenter
While the physical differences between 18th century woodwinds and their modern counterparts and both obvious and profound, they nonetheless have much in common. The possibility of incorporating many of the aspects of performing on period instruments into performance style and general approach on modern instruments. Reference to the major eighteenth-century treatises as well as a number of clues found in other period sources can lead to an improved performance of this repertoire.
For the past 30 years, Eric Hoeprich has specialized in performing on historical clarinets. In addition to the Indiana University, he also is currently on the faculties of the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique and the Royal Conservatory of Music in The Hague. A founding member of the late Frans Brüggen's Orchestra of the 18th Century (1982), Hoeprich has performed frequently as a soloist with this orchestra and many of the major early music ensembles, under conductors such as Roger Norrington, Christopher Hogwood, Bruno Weil, Philippe Herreweghe, Nicholas McGegan, and Jos van Immerseel.
Hoeprich's interest in historical clarinets has led to the publication of numerous articles and a general text on the clarinet published by Yale University Press (The Clarinet, 2008).
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