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Faure: Berceuse
by Wolfgang Meyer, with Kolya Meyer
Wolfgang Meyer (1954 to 2019) was a German clarinetist and academic. Wolfgang Meyer was born on August 13th 1954 in Crailsheim, West Germany, the son of a multi-instrumentalist father. He later studied music with Otto Hermann in Stuttgart and Hans Deinzer in Hanover and, having already received first prize at the national "Jugend Musiziert" competition in 1969, won the contest again in 1971 and 1973. In 1974, he was awarded the "Kranichsteiner Music-Prize" and in 1975, as part of the 'Syriny Quintet', also triumphed at the "ARD International Music Competition" held in Munich. This was followed by a first prize at the Competition of the German Colleges of Music in 1976, and another at the 1977 German Music Competition in Bonn. Since 1989, Meyer had been professor of clarinet at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe, becoming its director from 2001 to 2007 and retiring from there in 2016. As a clarinet soloist, he had specialized in performance of many contemporary works, including the numerous concertos for flute and clarinet by Tiberiu Olah, Jean Francaix, Hubert Stupper, Peter Eotvos and Edison Denissov. Since 1996, he had performed regularly with the 'Concentus Musicus' under the direction of Nicolaus Harnoncourt, notably recording the Mozart "Clarinet Concerto" with them for the 'Teldec' record label. In the area of chamber music however, he had mainly played with the 'Trio di Clarone' alongside his sister and fellow clarinetist Sabine, but was also part of the 'Zemlinsky Trio'. Meyer had also fostered other partnerships with the 'Carmina Quartet', the 'Quatour Mosaiques' and the 'Kegelstatt Trio', and featured on many records for the 'EMI' record label. Since 2004, he had played as part of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, under maestro Claudio Abbado. Wolfgang Meyer died from cancer at his home in Karlsruhe on March 17th 2019, aged 64. [ Translated from: ]
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Posted: 21st April 2019
Hundreds of very talented musicians pass away each year, some without much recognition at all. On "Rest In Peace", I aim to give them a fitting 'send-off', with a decent Tribute. I hope you will join me in marking their passing.....
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