Eddy Vanoosthuyse, Slovak Sinfonietta, Herman Engels - Charles Louis Hanssens: The Playful Lightness of the Clarinet (2016)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 01:04:58 | 157 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Phaedra
Charles Louis Hanssens [dubbed “jeune” (the younger), to forestall confusion with his namesake uncle] was born in a family of Ghent Herman Engels, conductor musicians. His father was the director of the Ghent Opera and his uncle Charles Louis was a composer and for many years the conductor if the Brussels Monnaie. Around 1812 his father Joseph switched to the Amsterdam Opera, and it was there that his son made his debut as a cellist at the age of ten. In 1828 Hanssens took an exam in composition, which was judged by Luigi Cherubini and Antonin Reicha, and this led to his being appointed as a teacher of harmony and composition at the Brussels Royal School of Music.