Yona Ettlinger




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Published on Jan 26, 2009

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, K. 581

4. Allegretto


Yona Ettlinger:
Yona Ettlinger (1924-1981) settled in Israel at a young age. Though piano was his first love, he took up the clarinet at 17. His principal teacher was Louis Cahuzac, with whom he developed his remarkably pure tone, wholly devoid of vibrato. He also studied composition with Paul Ben-Haim and Nadia Boulanger. Principal clarinetist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra from 1947 to 1964, he took conducting engagements with such ensembles as the Israel Chamber Orchestra and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and also performed widely and for many years with the Tel Aviv Quartet and in duo with Pnina Salzman. Appointed professor at the Guildhall School of Music in 1973, he achieved a great reputation as teacher of the clarinet. Noted for his perfectionism--he recorded and analyzed nearly every performance--Yona Ettlinger is recognized by his peers as one of the preeminent clarinetists of the twentieth century.

Tel Aviv Quartet:

First Violine: Haim Taub
Israeli violinist Haim Taub was concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra from 1969 until his retirement in 1988. A student of Oedoen Partos in the Tel Aviv Academy and later of Ivan Galamian at the Juilliard School of Music, New York, he became a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, later returning to Israel where he joined the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and performed in Israel and abroad as a soloist with the Philharmonic and with many other Israeli orchestras. Taub was a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Tel Aviv String Quartet, with whom he recorded and toured extensively. He is regarded as one of Israel's leading violin teachers, and many of his students have gained international recognition as soloists, chamber music players and members of major orchestras worldwide. Keshet Eilon has benefited by his presence as a faculty member over the years and as a distinguished guest artist.

Second Violin: Yefim Boyko

Viola: Daniel Benyamini
Daniel Benyamini (1925-1993) was twenty-three years old when he graduated in violin and viola from the Jerusalem Academy of Music. Shortly afterwards, in 1950, he joined the Israel Philharmonic, of which he was first violist from 1960 to 1990. Benyamini performed with this and many other great orchestras under the direction of Maazel, Barenboim, Celibidache, Guilini, Abbado and other top stars in the art of conducting. When Barenboim became director of Paris Orchestra, he asked Benyamini to become first violist. As a chamber music performer by inclination and skill, Benyamini's contribution to this field took on a special importance. With the Tel-Aviv Quartet, the New Israeli Quartet, the Tel-Aviv String Quartet, and performing in duo with Milka Laks, Benyamini raised the best repertoire for viola and quartets to new heights. This practical training and his profound historic and aesthetic knowledge of styles and the circumstances determining them, have made the Israeli consummate teacher who give courses in Germany, Finland, Spain, Canada, Japan, and Great Britain. His outstanding significance took him to the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Philharmonic Orchestra for a period of several years. In Madrid, he has been Professor of Viola at the Reina Sofia School of Music since its founding in 1991 to his death in 1993.

Cello: Uzi Wiesel
Uzi Wiesel, a native Israeli, graduated with honours from Juilliard in 1954 and subsequently studied with Pablo Casals in Prades. Winner of several international competitions, including the Piatagorsky Competition (1953), the Moscow International Concours (1957), and the Casals International Concours (1961), he has performed as soloist with many prominent orchestras, and given many recitals highlighting his vast repertoire and sensuous singing tone. A full professor at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music for over thirty years, his students have achieved renown all over the world. Currently, Mr. Wiezel gives master classes in Europe and the US and serves on juries of international competitions.

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    • Clarinet Quintet K.581-Allegretto - Camerata Academica
  • Artist

    • Yanni
  • Album

    • I Love You Perfect (Original Soundtrack Recording)
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