Posts in Annelien Van Wauwe

“Annelien Van Wauwe duly honoured Mozart’s particular empathy with the basset clarinet’s range of mood and timbre in all its registers. Her playing has abundant warmth and lyricism, allied to a sinuous vocal quality, and she produced some lovely, lightly period sonorities from an instrument almost twice the length of a modern clarinet. Thomas Dausgaard directed the BBCSSO to give Van Wauwe maximum exposure, especially in the cavernous lower register… this left the field open for the soloist to tease us with vocal phrasing, the odd dalliance with the orchestral wind instruments, some shapely decorations and, in the Adagio, some very alluring leanings into the note.”

Classical Source, August 2018

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