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VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
The invention of the clarinet (c1690-1700) is attributed to Johann Christoph Denner of Nuremberg, who was baptised on 13 August 1655 in Leipzig. The clarinet is derived from the earlier Chalumeau family of instruments, and Denner's chief improvement was the addition of the speaker key, providing the instrument with a new upper range. He died in April 1707 and was buried on the 26th of the month.