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Chamber Music with Clarinet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Chamber Music with Clarinet

Eddy Vanoosthuyse

Label: Antarctica
Format: CD
Barcode: 0608917733426
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Catalog number: AR 034
Releasedate: 02-09-22
- clarinet player Eddy Vanoosthuyse is joined by the renowned Czech Zemlinsky Quartet
- a refreshing point of view on Mozart's repertoire for clarinet and string ensemble

All things Mozart have been said and done, you’d think. Well, nothing could be further from the truth. On a daily basis new findings are added to the research portfolio, not only with regards to the famous Salzburgian’s life – hasn’t that been dissected to death? – but also about each and every one of his compositions, continuously getting reframed, analyzed and compared. The exegesis of the Mozartverse is a full-time job to many. The works on this recording alone raise a bunch of questions of which several remain unanswered. 

Eddy Vanoosthuyse, joined on this album by the Zemlinsky Quartet, presents a selection of pieces that might add more substance to the debate. On the one hand, he’s taking on scores that belong to Mozart’s most lavishly documented compositions, on the other pages that have left experts groping in the dark. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s story for clarinet and string ensemble hasn’t been fully written yet. Part of it is voiced through some of the most often performed works in the repertoire. Still, every clarinetist is left with the challenge to get hands-on with the music and put a personal, original spin on it. To accomplish this, one has to be willing to do the necessary homework, returning to the source - and to go about it diligently. 

Eddy Vanoosthuyse’s experience with Mozart’s clarinet music spans many years. His knowledge of the works is deep and thorough, yet after dozens of performances and recordings of the illustrious quintet KV 581 – just to name an example – he still manages to bring something new to the table. On this specific occasion, playing with the world-renowned, Prague-based Zemlinsky Quartet, he considered it no more than logical to start from scratch once again and re-form his interpretation. Or, to put things differently, to start with a clean plate and look at the score as if it were the very first time. Because of this agile approach, this recording is a must for every melomaniac. Vanoosthuyse and the Zemlinsky Quartet offer a genuinely refreshing version of these pieces, considered by some as performed to shreds. What these musicians fully understand, is that presenting a novel point of view is a necessary precondition for producing a new recording in the present day and age. Once again, Vanoosthuyse is dotting the i’s. 

NL Eddy Vanoosthuyse is een toegewijde muzikant pur sang. Al meer dan 30 jaar is hij de klarinetsolist van Brussels Philharmonic en al meer dan 20 jaar stoomt hij jonge klarinettisten aan het Koninklijk Muziekconservatorium Gent (School of Arts) klaar.

Daarnaast is Eddy Vanoosthuyse ook artistiek leider van International Music Promotion dat onder meer de International Clarinet Competion Ghent (ICC Ghent) organiseert.

ENG Eddy Vanoosthuyse is a dedicated musician. For more than 30 years, he has been the clarinet soloist of the Brussels Philharmonic and for more than 20 years, he has been preparing young clarinettists at the Royal Conservatory in Ghent (School of Arts).

Eddy Vanoosthuyse is also the artistic director of International Music Promotion, which organises, among other things, the International Clarinet Competition Ghent (ICC Ghent).