A clarinet can reflect melancholy, humor, warmth, can show high spirits, hidden sensuality, nostalgic musing, bold language and introvert dreams. No wonder that the instrument has caused composers from Mozart to the contemporaries to create absolute masterpieces. Bronze, gold, silver, silk, velvet and even hard sounds, nothing embarrasses the clarinet. The repertoire on this new cd with masterclarinettist Walter Boeykens is a display of all these different qualities. With this first cd in a series of two, Boeykens commits to disc his musical views or, rather, his musical legacy. He gives us his final reading of these standard pieces. Walter Boeykens is ambassador of Buffet Crampon, he continues to play and teach all over the world. Jan Gruithuyzen is a highly esteemed pianist. He is a much favored accompanist and regularly invited at master classes.