Buffet-Crampon Clarinet, used by Benny Goodman

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Description (Brief)
This clarinet was made by Buffet-Crampon & Cie in Paris, France in 1967. It is a Boehm System clarinet in A, serial #96509, made of ebony with German silver plated keys and rings. This clarinet is stamped:

BUFFET [/] Crampon & Cie [/] A PARIS [/] [Buffet-Crampon logo] [/] MADE IN FRANCE

Benjamin David “Benny” Goodman (1909-1986), American jazz and classical clarinetist, and bandleader, purchased this clarinet from the shop of W. Hans Moenning of Philadelphia in 1968.

Goodman, while best known for jazz, commissioned several major works of chamber and symphonic music for clarinet including Contrasts by Béla Bartók, Derivations for Clarinet and Band by Morton Gould, and the Clarinet Concerto by Aaron Copland.
Location
Currently on loan
date made
1967
user
Goodman, Benny
maker
Buffet-Crampon & Cie.
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
ebony (overall material)
german silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 27 in x 3 1/4 in; 68.58 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
1990.0058.01
accession number
1990.0058
catalog number
1990.0058.01
Credit Line
Gift of Rachel Goodman Edelson and Benjie Goodman Lasseau
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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