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The Label Edition Clarino

The CD label Edition Clarino was founded in 1992 with the intention of creating a musical forum, independent of the constraints of the publishing trade and the market, for interesting programs and ensembles centered on the organ and harpsichord. Special attention is given to the selection of excellent and beautiful-sounding instruments, complemented by state-of-the-art recording technology that places the employed instrumentarium in the limelight. The artistic center of attraction is the harpsichordist, organist, improvisor, and ensemble director Günther Fetz.

Guide through our program
CDs such as EC 1 and EC 22 have already become classics. Captivating improvisations and imaginative programming using small organs with exceptional sounds have attracted much attention. The same is true of EC 33 on which organ and harpsichord are played together or four-handed.

On EC 110 amd EC 44 the renowned virtuosos Guy Touvron (trumpet) and Hans Elhorst (oboe) join organist Günther Fetz. CDs 55, 66, 77, 99, and 140 offer harpsichord music with a repertoire that ranges from the instrument’s beginnings to improvisations in the appropriate styles.

Improvisor Günther Fetz is to be heard on CDs EC 1, 55 and, in particular, 99. Featuring works by J.P. Sweelinck, EC 99 contains a special treat: a twelve-minute improvisation on a theme by Sweelinck. A top-notch recording is Rudolf Scheidegger’s interpretation of Bach’s Art of Fugue on EC 88. On EC 150, Günther Fetz demonstrates what the famous historical Gabler organ in Weingarten has to offer: Masterly played and properly registrated, the instrument shows once again that it is one of the world’s most beautiful organs.

Whoever enjoys concertante organ music with orchestra or instrumental ensemble will get their money’s worth from EC 160, with its colorful program and brilliant organ playing. Chamber music of the Sturm and Drang period can be heard on EC 66, including premiere recordings of two works for violin and harpsichord by Johann Schobert, as well as harpsichord compositions by C.P.E. Bach and J.A. Benda that convey the subjective and emotional musical language of that epoch. EC 130 presents Baroque organ music for the Christmas season, to be listened to not only at Christmas time, because of the wonderful Metzler organ.

Edition Clarino attaches great importance to informative and attractively designed booklets that address a broad audience, yet also offer the experts interesting information. The booklets are in three languages (German, English, French; EC 140 only in German and English).

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