‘This album (Chambery, 2018) is truly outstanding and represents bass clarinet playing and chamber music at the highest level. Aside from the beautiful musicianship within each track, it must also be mentioned that the album as a whole has a clear artistic arc and musical clarity that is a welcome addition to the world of contemporary music and clarinet recordings.’
Prewitt (dec 2019) Magazine The Clarinet (USA)
‘Great sound, such richness and flexibility. The quality is very alive and free.’
‘She proves how pleasant contemporary music can be.’
more in Dutch…!!
Erik Voermans in Het Parool 17 nov 2018 about the CD Chambery, compositions by Tobias Klein:
‘The work of a playful mind … cheerful enchantment emanating from the sounds … performed by top-notch players such as Fie Schouten and Jelte Althuis…‘
Wim Maasakkers nov ’18 Radio Omroep Helmond: “Over 20 years, the bass clarinet is the most favorite clarinet of Fie Schouten. She is well versed in the avant garde and knows how to make it sound attractive and beautiful as you can hear on this CD. The quality of Klein’s compositions suit her supple and subtle virtuose use of Jazz traditions while trained as a classical musician. The opening track ‘Leichte Überlappungen’ invites you into a special cosmos of passion and melancholy characterizing all the compositions on this CD.’