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Ensemble of the Innsbruck Music School conducted by Peter Rabl

The Clarinet Orchestra of the Innsbruck Music School was founded by Peter Rabl in 1987. Since then he has taken advantage of the school situation and his own experience to build a big ensemble comprising up to thirty musicians. The members are pupils and former pupils of the Innsbruck Music School, with teachers sometimes joining them for concerts and recordings.

The special attraction of the ensemble is the variety of registration. The range of pitch and dynamics has been maximised by combining a wide variety of instruments such as B-flat clarinets, E-flat clarinets, basset horns, bass clarinets, contra-alto clarinets and contrabass clarinets. The ensemble has a correspondingly full repertoire, spanning every period of musical history and varying between arrangements of Baroque music on the one hand and modern composers on the other. A recording made by the ensemble in 2002 includes works by Georg Friedrich Händel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfram Rosenberger and Elliot de Borgo. Numerous concerts at home and abroad reflect the orchestra’s high musical standard.

The Clarinet Orchestra’s 25th anniversary CD includes original compositions and arrangements of Johann Sebastian Bach, Heinrich Joseph Baermann, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy, Paul Harvey, Henry Mancini, Daniel Galay, George Gershwin and Edgar Seipenbusch.

Peter Rabl is a teacher at the Innsbruck Music School. Since 1982 he has been a member of the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra in Innsbruck, including 26 years as a solo clarinettist. Peter Rabl performs as a soloist in various chamber music formations. He is involved with several famous orchestras that perform with historical instruments including the Vienna Academy Orchestra, Anima Eterna Brugge, Capella Coloniensis, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, L' Arpa Festante, the Munich Monteverdi Orchestra, Hofkapelle Munich, Ars Antiqua Austria, Modern Times 1800 and Concilium Musicum Vienna.
He teaches early music classes, e.g. at the Summer Academy of Early Music in Innsbruck and courses held at Weinberg Castle in Upper Austria. He has also performed as a soloist and with orchestras in numerous CD and radio recordings. He was awarded the 2012 Jakob Stainer Prize by the Tyrolean authority.


Figure: The Clarinet Orchestra / Photo: Isa Rabl






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