This book is the first monograph about clarinet and wind music in Spain, studying the professionalisation of the Spanish clarinettists from the early 19th century. The social, academic and professional environment of wind musicians are addressed here through the case study of clarinettist, teacher, composer and deputy bandmaster of the Municipal Wind Band of Madrid, Miguel Yuste Moreno (1870-1947). An analysis and study of the national and international influences on the Spanish clarinet repertoire is offered here, especially, the premiere of Brahms's chamber music for clarinet.
Gloria A. Rodríguez-Lorenzo is a musicologist and clarinettist. Her research interest is focused on wind music, especially on the role of wind bands and its repertoire in the development of the musical culture in Spain from mid-19th century until 1950. She is PhD Assistant Lecturer at the University of Oviedo (Spain).