Why’s the clarinet such a neglected instrument?
Apart from Benny Goodman and Mozart to some extent, few have accorded the clarinet the respect it deserves. I heard part of the Aaron Copland clarinet concerto on the New York Times a few weeks ago and went on a desperate drive to hunt down the whole track online, but it was all in vain. The instrument needs a savior desperately.
And I can never understand why people still play the cello. There should be a harassment tax imposed on any musician who plays this wretched instrument!