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Artist: Eddy Vanoosthuyse, The Luxemburg Military Band conducted by Óscar Navarro González

Type: CD
Label: Aliud
UPC: 8717775551867
Catalog number: ACD OE 143-2
Release date: December 1, 2023


For Clarinet and Symphony Orchestra has been written for José Franch-Ballester

“Leyendas” is a new work concept for Clarinet and Symphony Orchestra,
divided into three different stories created by the composer himself and are
embodied in this new creation, with the solo clarinet as the main character.

Each of the legends is independent, but a unique movement format is maintained with musical connections between each of them.

The legends are narrated by the soloist himself becoming not only the main character of the stories, but will also be the narrator.

For Clarinet and Wind Band
has been written for Eddy Vanoosthuyse

Dedicated to the great Belgian clarinetist Eddy Vanoosthuyse, this concert was created over
the Christmas holidays of 2006. It was premiered in Brussels in March 2007.

“Concerto” for Clarinet and Wind Band is a work full of emotion and rhythm.
With a soft touch of jazz it becomes a very easily enjoyable piece to all lovers of good music.
In large part, this concerto exploits a wide range of the technical possibilities of the clarinet,
making use of most of its range.

The virtuosity is present in much of the concerto contrasting with a middle section in which
the melodies blend in with the environment, with a fresh and passionate touch.

During this section, the composer puts no limits on the use of infinite pianissimos
capable of hypnotizing us until we feel the pure essence of the music.

In the final section, he makes the clarinetist showcase his/her virtuosity and best technical abilities,
all wrapped up in a catchy rhythmic framework that will make us vibrate to the end.

“Concerto” is a work intended for an audience open to rhythmic and harmonic variety, and willing to experience a series of sensations that only good music knows how to give us.


Óscar Navarro González (Novelda, (Alicante), 1981) is a Spanish composer, music educator, conductor and clarinetist. Navarro González studied at the Conservatorio Superior de Música “Óscar Esplà” in Alicante and also completed his Bachelor of Music as a performing clarinetist. He then continued his studies in Barcelona. As a member of the Murcia Youth Orchestra (Orquesta de Jóvenes de la Región de Murcia) and the National Youth Orchestra of Spain (Joven Orquesta Nacional de España), he not only had the opportunity to perform with different conductors, but also traveled throughout Spain and made concert tours in other European countries and was even awarded a concert tour through the People’s Republic of China. His interest in composition prompted him to pursue further studies in composition and orchestral conducting. In March 2007, his clarinet concerto with the Belgian soloist Eddy Vanoosthuyse premiered in Brussels. Navarro also studied composition for film and television music and obtained his Master of Music in 2008. He has recently started working extensively with film composer Christopher Young.

‘La cohérence de l’album tient surtout au talent du clarinettiste Eddy Vanoosthuyse’ (Diapasson),
‘Paul Meyer, Eddy Vanoosthuyse et l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Bruxelles dépassent les oppositions stylistiques pour nous offrir une belle entente inattendue !’ (France Musique), ‘the most beautiful clarinet sound I ever heard, a great musician’ (Paul Strauss, conductor), ‘I was very much interested in writing to capture the virtuosity and mastery with which he manages to be expressive in even the most technically daring passages.’ (Oscar winner Nicola Piovani), ‘Eddy Vanoosthuyse is a complete artist. I was honored to have him perform my work.’ (Oscar- and pulitzerprizewinner John Corigliano),…

Eddy Vanoosthuyse starts very young his career as the principal clarinet of the Flemish Opera and later in the same position at the Brussels Philharmonic (he keeps this last position for 35 years).
He was selected for the World Philharmonic (Georges Prêtre) and the Symphonicum Europae (New York Lincoln Center, Fisher Hall). He is the clarinet professor at the Royal Conservatory Ghent and
the Conservatory Tilburg (NL). His former students have important jobs in international symphony
orchestras and universities. He gives masterclasses and is a guest professor at universities in 4 continents. Since 2020 he is the vice president of the International
Clarinet Association.

The Luxemburg Military Band, known locally as the :Musique militaire grand-ducale” (English: Grand Ducal Military Band), was founded in 1842 and has been a major contributor to Luxembourg’s musical heritage. In addition to official performances for the Grand-Duke, the national government and the Luxembourg Army, the band frequently gives concerts in and around Luxembourg City. Their own conductor is Jean-Claude Braun.