«Clarinet Quintets»

The clarinet, which emerged from the Chalumeau of the 17th century, experienced in subsequent centuries an exceptionally rapid development in the refinement of its sound, in the improvement of the intonation, and in its ability to play in all tonalities. This process took place simultaneously in various regions in Europe.

The Amati Quartett on this recording:

Willi Zimmermann, first violin (Carlo Giuseppe Testore 1694) | Barbara Suter, second violin (Petrus Guarnierius 1703) | Nicolas Corti, viola (David Tecchler 1701) | Peter Hörr, violoncello (J.B. Vuillaume 1837)