Like Toots Thielemans, clarinet virtuoso Walter Boeykens is one of the few Belgians who achieved world fame in music. On this vintage recording, Boeykens tackles little played but fascinating 20th century repertoire. Both the neo-classicism of Marcel Poot and Jean Françaix, and the dodecaphony of August Verbesselt reflect the 19th century tradition, but also react against its pathos.
Concerto for clarinet and orchestra from Jean Francaix (1967)
Concerto for clarinet and orchestra from August Verbesselt (1982)
5 Introduzione e allegro
Clarinet concerto from Marcel Poot (1977)
8 Allegro risoluto
10 Presto e rigoroso