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6 Clarinet Quartets

Eddy Vanoosthuyse & Zemlinsky Quartet

6 Clarinet Quartets

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Format: CD
Label: Antarctica
UPC: 0608917733228
Catnr: AR 032
Release date: 10 September 2021
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Antarctica
UPC
0608917733228
Catalogue number
AR 032
Release date
10 September 2021

"The Belgian clarinetist Eddy Vanoosthuyse presents the music pleasantly and with a slender tone, neat articulation and finished sentence structure."

Luister, 03-1-2022
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Hoffmeister’s oeuvre is quite an extensive catalogue with a remarkable number of works for flute. Several flute concertos and numerous chamber line-ups in which the flute predominates, are at the forefront. Since the flute was very popular at the time, not only the composer but also the publisher in Hoffmeister prospered. The quality of his music was high, and Hoffmeister became one of the best-known composers of his time. With nine operas, all performed scenically in the prominent Viennese theatres, he did better than many others. Schubert, for instance, could never attend a performance of one of his own operas during his lifetime.

These 6 quartets are among the most frequently played works in Hoffmeister’s rich oeuvre. It is exciting to notice that more and more prominent musicians, conductors and ensembles are rediscovering Hoffmeister’s work. This renewed interest is the best proof that quality will always prevail.

The rediscovery of the six clarinet quartets’ first edition by Eddy Vanoosthuyse brought the three temporarily lost quartets back into their
initial series of six quartets how Franz Anton Hoffmeister put them together. Also the foreseen release of both volumes scores with three quartets each as it had been edited by Ignace Pleyel is epoch making and it is certainly an important contribution for the completion of Hoffmeister’s work list to perform. Therefore, this complete recording of all six clarinet quartets is highly unique.

Making recordings with top musicians is no mean feat in times of Corona, but Eddy Vanoosthuyse did not have to go on any complicated journey: the six quartets were recorded in the Chamber Music Hall of the Concertgebouw in Bruges. For the Zemlinsky Quartet, which tours the world without any worry whatsoever in normal times, the situation was de- cidedly different. Checks, repeated tests in Prague and Brussels, and the utmost caution on every trip were mandatory. In spite of these setbacks, however, the five musicians were gung-ho, and presented themselves in optimal form at their stands. They were looking very much forward to tackling the Hoffmeister quartets: the enthusiasm to cooperate in a full-blown pandemic, and to take on this adventure together in order to achieve a perfect interpretation, was immense.

Hoffmeisters Oeuvre ist ein recht umfangreicher Katalog mit einer bemerkenswerten Anzahl von Werken für Flöte. Mehrere Flötenkonzerte und zahlreiche kammermusikalische Besetzungen, in denen die Flöte dominiert, stehen dabei im Vordergrund. Da die Flöte zu dieser Zeit sehr populär war, hatte nicht nur der Komponist, sondern auch der Verleger in Hoffmeister Erfolg. Die Qualität seiner Musik war hoch, und Hoffmeister wurde zu einem der bekanntesten Komponisten seiner Zeit. Mit neun Opern, die alle an den bedeutenden Wiener Theatern szenisch aufgeführt wurden, machte er es besser als viele andere. Schubert z.B. konnte zu Lebzeiten nie eine Aufführung einer seiner eigenen Opern besuchen.

Diese 6 Quartette gehören zu den am häufigsten gespielten Werken in Hoffmeisters reichem Oeuvre. Es ist spannend zu beobachten, dass immer mehr prominente Musiker, Dirigenten und Ensembles das Werk Hoffmeisters wiederentdecken. Dieses erneute Interesse ist der beste Beweis dafür, dass sich Qualität immer durchsetzen wird.

Die Wiederentdeckung der Erstausgabe der sechs Klarinettenquartette durch Eddy Vanoosthuyse brachte die drei zeitweise verschollenen Quartette zurück in die
ursprüngliche Reihe der sechs Quartette, wie Franz Anton Hoffmeister sie zusammengestellt hat. Auch die vorgesehene Veröffentlichung der Partituren beider Bände mit je drei Quartetten, wie sie von Ignace Pleyel herausgegeben worden war, ist epochal und sicherlich ein wichtiger Beitrag zur Vervollständigung von Hoffmeisters Werkliste zu leisten. Daher ist diese Gesamtaufnahme aller sechs Klarinettenquartette höchst einzigartig.

Aufnahmen mit Spitzenmusikern zu machen ist in Zeiten von Corona keine Kleinigkeit, aber Eddy Vanoosthuyse musste keine komplizierte Reise auf sich nehmen: Die sechs Quartette wurden im Kammermusiksaal des Concertgebouw in Brügge aufgenommen. Für das Zemlinsky-Quartett, das in normalen Zeiten völlig sorglos durch die Welt tourt, war die Situation de- zidiert anders. Kontrollen, wiederholte Tests in Prag und Brüssel und äußerste Vorsicht auf jeder Reise waren Pflicht. Doch trotz dieser Widrigkeiten ließen sich die fünf Musiker nicht beirren und präsentierten sich an ihren Ständen in bester Form. Sie freuten sich sehr darauf, die Hoffmeister-Quartette in Angriff zu nehmen: Der Enthusiasmus, sich gemeinsam auf dieses Abenteuer einzulassen, um eine perfekte Interpretation zu erreichen, war immens.

Artist(s)

Eddy Vanoosthuyse (clarinet)

Eddy Vanoosthuyse received his first lessons from his father. He furthered his studies with Hendrik Six (Municipal Music Conservatory Kortrijk), Freddy Coppé (Kunsthumaniora for Music Ghent) and Freddy Arteel (Royal Music Conservatory Ghent). He started his artistic career very young as clarinet soloist at the ‘Opera voor Vlaanderen’, later he became the principal clarinet of the new orchestra of the Flemish Opera, a position he exchanged for that at the Brussels Philharmonic (formerly BRT Philharmonic Orchestra). He also teaches clarinet at the Royal Conservatory of Music Ghent (Hogeschool Gent/School of Arts) and at the Fontys Academy for Music and Performing Arts Tilburg. He has made solo recordings with SONY, Decca, EMI, Naxos, Briljant Classic, Aeon, Talent, Gobelin and Phaedra as well as...
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Eddy Vanoosthuyse received his first lessons from his father. He furthered his studies with Hendrik Six (Municipal Music Conservatory Kortrijk), Freddy Coppé (Kunsthumaniora for Music Ghent) and Freddy Arteel (Royal Music Conservatory Ghent).

He started his artistic career very young as clarinet soloist at the ‘Opera voor Vlaanderen’, later he became the principal clarinet of the new orchestra of the Flemish Opera, a position he exchanged for that at the Brussels Philharmonic (formerly BRT Philharmonic Orchestra). He also teaches clarinet at the Royal Conservatory of Music Ghent (Hogeschool Gent/School of Arts) and at the Fontys Academy for Music and Performing Arts Tilburg.

He has made solo recordings with SONY, Decca, EMI, Naxos, Briljant Classic, Aeon, Talent, Gobelin and Phaedra as well as radio and TV recordings for BRTN/VRT, RTBF, VARA, Radio Suisse Romande, Magyar Radio, Czech Radio, Slovanian Radio, Danish Radio, Lietuvos Radio, Chili Radio and Exqui.
Vanoosthuyse has worked with some of the most prominent composers of his time such as Olivier Messiaen, John Corigliano, Alfred Reed, Hans Zimmer. He has created about 50 such works dedicated to him, including works by Arturo Marquez, Oscar winner Nicola Piovani, Dirk Brossé, Johan Duijck, Jan Van der Roost, Scott McAllister, Wilfried Westerlinck, Roland Coryn, Oscar Navarro, Eric Desimpelaere, Norbert Goddaer, Alfred Prinz, Piet Swerts, Wim Henderickx, André Laporte, Jean Louel, Raymond Decancq, Alain Crepin, David Loeb, Marc Matthys, Frits Celis, etc.

He has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras including the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Simon Bolivar Orchestra / Caracas, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Stanislavsky Theater Moscow, Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, I Pommerigi Musicale Milano, Symphony Orchestra Flanders, Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Slovak Sinfonietta, ChengDu Symphony (China), Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra (Japan), Free State Symphony (South Africa), Beethoven Academy / Krakow, BRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Kansas Sinfonietta, Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Symphony Orchestra), Sofia Soloists, and many others with conductors such asFernand Terby, Silveer Vandenbroeck, Georges Octors, Yoel Levi, Michel Tabachnic, Peter Oundjian, Saulius Sondeckis, Paul Meyer, Jan Lathem-Koenig, Dirk Brossé, Jan Stulen etc.

Because of his love for the concert band, he has performed with the Royal Symphonic Windbands of the Belgian Guides, Navy and Air Force, the Royal Military Band of the Netherlands, the Symphonic Windband of the Honor Guard Lithuania (of which he was the permanent guest conductor for 4 years), the US Army Band, Simon Bolivar Symphonic Windorchestra / Caracas (which he also conducted) and other orchestras in France, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands and Italy.

In addition, Vanoosthuyse has performed Mozart’s quintet more than 150 times (as well as other quintets) with various international string quartets such as the Ysaÿe Quartet and Ensemble, Ciurlionis Quartet, Vilnius Quartet, Simon Bolivar Quartet, Daniel Quartet, Arriaga Quartet, Roman Quartet, Bangkok Quartet, Beijing String Quartet, Odeion String Quartet and his own ensemble.

He performed at the Festival of Flanders, Klara Festival, Festival of Wallonia, Festival of Contemporary Music ARS MUSICA, November Festival, Festival de Bourgogne, Mozart Festival, Ljubljana Festival, Vilnius Festival, Janáček Festival, Extravaganza Festival, Beijing Festival, Festival Domaine Forget Charlevoix-Québec, Holland Festival, Caracas Festival, etc. in almost all European countries, China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, USA, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Colombia and South Africa.

Vanoosthuyse is the artistic manager of International Music Promotion, the prestigious International Clarinet Competition Ghent and Clarinets on Stage. He sits on the jury of various international competitions and teaches at universities and conservatories in 5 continents. Since 2017 he is chairman of the "International Art Competition Singapore".
In 2010, he was the co-founder of the European Clarinet Association that was officialized in the Townhall of his hometown Kortrijk.
In April 2020, he was elected by his colleagues as the Vice President of the prestigious International Clarinet Association, the world organization of the clarinet.

Eddy Vanoosthuyse was selected for the World Philharmonic Orchestra (Georges Prêtres) and invited to the Symphonicum Europea (Lincoln Center Fisher Hall, New York).

Vanoosthuyse exclusively plays the Buffet Crampon ‘TOSCA’ Clarinets, the Vandoren mouthpieces and reeds and Silverstein Ligatures.


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Petr Holman (viola)

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The Belgian clarinetist Eddy Vanoosthuyse presents the music pleasantly and with a slender tone, neat articulation and finished sentence structure.
Luister, 03-1-2022

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01.
Quartet VI in D: I. Allegro
03:48
(Franz Anton Hoffmeister) Eddy Vanoosthuyse, František Souèek, Petr Støížek, Petr Holman, Vladimír Fortin, Zemlinsky Quartet
02.
Quartet VI in D: II. Adagio
02:18
(Franz Anton Hoffmeister) Eddy Vanoosthuyse, František Souèek, Petr Støížek, Petr Holman, Vladimír Fortin, Zemlinsky Quartet
03.
Quartet VI in D: III. Menuetto
02:58
(Franz Anton Hoffmeister) Vladimír Fortin, Eddy Vanoosthuyse, František Souèek, Petr Støížek, Petr Holman, Zemlinsky Quartet
04.
Quartet VI in D: IV. Rondo
01:44
(Franz Anton Hoffmeister) Vladimír Fortin, Petr Holman, Petr Støížek, František Souèek, Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Zemlinsky Quartet
05.
Quartet IV in Bb: I. Allegro
04:07
(Franz Anton Hoffmeister) Vladimír Fortin, Petr Holman, Petr Støížek, František Souèek, Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Zemlinsky Quartet
06.
Quartet IV in Bb: II. Andante
03:58
(Franz Anton Hoffmeister) Vladimír Fortin, Petr Holman, Petr Støížek, František Souèek, Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Zemlinsky Quartet
07.
Quartet IV in Bb: III. Menuetto
02:49
(Franz Anton Hoffmeister) Vladimír Fortin, Petr Holman, Petr Støížek, František Souèek, Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Zemlinsky Quartet
08.
Quartet V in Eb: I. Allegro
04:03
(Franz Anton Hoffmeister) Petr Støížek, Petr Holman, František Souèek, Vladimír Fortin, Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Zemlinsky Quartet
09.
Quartet V in Eb: II. Andante
02:07
(Franz Anton Hoffmeister) Vladimír Fortin, Petr Holman, Petr Støížek, František Souèek, Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Zemlinsky Quartet
10.
Quartet V in Eb: III. Menuetto
03:03
(Franz Anton Hoffmeister) Vladimír Fortin, Petr Holman, Petr Støížek, František Souèek, Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Zemlinsky Quartet
11.
Quartet I in Bb: I. Allegro
03:30
(Franz Anton Hoffmeister) Vladimír Fortin, Petr Holman, Petr Støížek, František Souèek, Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Zemlinsky Quartet
12.
Quartet I in Bb: II. Menuetto
03:16
(Franz Anton Hoffmeister) Vladimír Fortin, Petr Holman, Petr Støížek, František Souèek, Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Zemlinsky Quartet
13.
Quartet I in Bb: III. Un poco Adagio
01:40
(Franz Anton Hoffmeister) Vladimír Fortin, Petr Holman, Petr Støížek, František Souèek, Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Zemlinsky Quartet
14.
Quartet I in Bb: IV. Rondo
03:07
(Franz Anton Hoffmeister) Vladimír Fortin, Petr Holman, Petr Støížek, František Souèek, Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Zemlinsky Quartet
15.
Quartet II in Eb: I. Allegro
04:34
(Franz Anton Hoffmeister) Vladimír Fortin, Petr Holman, Petr Støížek, František Souèek, Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Zemlinsky Quartet
16.
Quartet II in Eb: II. Andante
01:57
(Franz Anton Hoffmeister) Eddy Vanoosthuyse, František Souèek, Petr Støížek, Petr Holman, Vladimír Fortin, Zemlinsky Quartet
17.
Quartet II in Eb: III. Rondo
02:22
(Franz Anton Hoffmeister) Eddy Vanoosthuyse, František Souèek, Petr Støížek, Petr Holman, Vladimír Fortin, Zemlinsky Quartet
18.
Quartet III in A: I. Andante
01:58
(Franz Anton Hoffmeister) Eddy Vanoosthuyse, František Souèek, Petr Støížek, Petr Holman, Vladimír Fortin, Zemlinsky Quartet
19.
Quartet III in A: II. Allegro
01:37
(Franz Anton Hoffmeister) Eddy Vanoosthuyse, František Souèek, Petr Støížek, Petr Holman, Vladimír Fortin, Zemlinsky Quartet
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