Below are clarinet players to listen to.
Performers to look for: Robert Marcellus, Harold Wright, David Schifrin, Richard Stoltzman. Composers and standard repertoire: Mozart Clarinet Concerto, Brahms Trio (clarinet, violin, piano). Specific recordings of interest: Great Performances Mozart Clarinet Concerto (R. Marcellus ); Brahms Trio (Harold Wright); Musica Viva - Clarinet and Piano (Joaquim Valdepemas); Mozart Bassoon Concerto (Sherman Walt) and Mozart Clarinet Concerto (Harold Wright). Larry Combs has recordings out of orchestral excerpts for those really studying the clarinet literature. Stoltzman is an interesting performer; some clarinetists do not like his tone; others think it's fine. He crosses the style barriers and plays classical, jazz, new-agey... a couple of possibilities are Begin Sweet World, Brazil, Hark! (Christmas). Jazz Performers: Benny Goodman, Eddie Daniels, Ken Puplowski, Alan Vache´.