Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Annelien Van Wauwe
BBT Award 2018

Annelien Van Wauwe - Audio

Wim Henderickx Sutra
Annelien Van Wauwe

Annelien Van Wauwe clarinet
NDR Radiophilharmonie
Andrew Manze conductor 

Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622
Wim Henderickx Sutra

Pentatone Classics PTC 5186 973 |

For Flow, her second solo disc for Pentatone, Annelien Van Wauwe pairs two concertos composed specifically for the basset clarinet.  Perhaps the most famous concertos for this instrument, Mozart’s great late masterpiece is here partnered by a concerto specially commissioned in part with Annelien Van Wauwe’s BBT Award: Wim Henderickz’s Sutra. For Annelien music and yoga are the two pillars of her life as a musician and teacher. With this in mind, Henderickx has written his four-movement Sutra based around yoga for her, in which she not only plays but also chants. She gives the public world premiere in Glasgow on 31 March 2022 with the BBC Scottish Symphony and Martyn Brabbins, with the CD (recorded with the NDR Radiophilharmonie and Andrew Manze) released the following day.

Belle époque
Annelien Van Wauwe

Annelien Van Wauwe clarinet
Orchestra National de Lille
Alexandre Bloch conductor 

Debussy Première Rhapsodie
Manfred Trojahn Rhapsodie pour clarinette et orchestre
Pierné (arr Jelle Tassyns) Canzonetta
Brahms (arr Berio) Clarinet Sonata No 1 Op 120 in F Minor
Widor (arr Jelle Tassyns) Introduction et Rondo Op 72

Pentatone Classics PTC 5186 808 |

Taking inspiration from the golden age of the evocatively titled Belle époque, clarinettist Annelien Van Wauwe makes her Pentatone debut with this CD of rapturous concertante music including the world-premiere recording of Manfred Trojahn’s Rhapsodie pour clarinette et orchestre. The longest work on the disc is Luciano Berio’s exquisite orchestration of Brahms’ late, autumnal masterpiece, his Clarinet Sonata Op 120 No 1.   Also included – and excerpted here – are  Debussy’s Première Rhapsodie and, both orchestrated by Jelle Tassyns, pieces by Pierné and Widor.

Listen to Annelien’s Thoroughly Good Classical Music Podcast with Jon Jacob here

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