Walter Grabner's ClarinetXpress


991 Wildwood Lane

Highland Park, IL60035


The music you are hearing is Weber's Andante and Hungarian Rondo, arranged for bass clarinet and piano. The recording is from my recital at the University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, 2006. I am performing using a Buffet 1193 bass clarinet, #4 Rico Grand Concert bass clarinet reeds, and a CXZ_LB "Lawrie Bloom" bass clarinet mouthpiece.

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World Class Handcrafted Bass Clarinet Mouthpieces

I have played bass clarinet for 50 years. I played professionally in the Toledo Symphony for over ten years, and continue to perform on bass clarinet in recital and in “pick-up” orchestras in the Chicago area. I got to study with one of the “Grand Masters” of the bass clarinet, Alfred Zetzer, who played in the Cleveland Orchestra for his entire career.

I understand the requirements that composers place on today’s bass clarinetist.  My bass clarinet mouthpieces are played in professional groups of the highest quality in the U.S. and around the world.

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 “The last mouthpiece you sent me is magnificent.  That's all I can say. It's one of the best mouthpieces I've played on, either soprano or bass clarinet”




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Copyright Walter Grabner 2004