In addition to Horák, other professional performers include Henri Bok Netherlands, his pupil Luís Afonso Brazil, Dennis Smylie United States, Tommie Lundberg Sweden, Harry Sparnaay Netherlands, who has worked with important composers similar to Luciano Berio, Iannis Xenakis, and Morton Feldman, Evan Ziporyn United States, and Michael Lowenstern United States; the latter two are also composers.
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Music is occasionally encountered written for the bass clarinet in A, e. g. in Wagner operas, and Mahler or Rachmaninov symphonies; this music also tends to be written in bass clef despite the fact that not continuously e. g. Ravel's La Valse. Apparently, bass clarinets in A were once produced by German and French makers, even though the historic record is not particularly clear just where and when such creation began and ceased. Until the last half of the 20th century, no new bass clarinets pitched in A were produced. While completely useful, such units were both expensive and a first-rate actual burden to the player, who would have to carry two heavy bass clarinets to rehearsals and performances. For these two applications enhanced than anything, few modern bass clarinets in A were sold. At some point after the 1980s, Selmer ceased construction of the bass clarinet in A, even if examples are still accessible from manufacturing facility stock. B flat soprano and bass clarinet are the most regularly played members of the clarinet family, discovering their way into orchestras, wind ensembles, jazz bands, small ensembles and solo functionality.