Catel’s quartets for clarinet, violin, viola and cello date from 1796 to 1799.
with members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra:
“These are delightful quartets, by French classicist Charles-Simon Catel, for Clarinet and String Trio. They are a fine discovery and significant addition to the repertoire for this combination.”
-John Bruce Yeh, Clarinetist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
“Elsie brings to vivid life, these gems of chamber music for the clarinet. They are a delight to listen to, and her performances will hopefully help cement them in the repertoire.”
-Scott Andrews, Principal Clarinet, The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Charles-Simon Catel (10 July 1773 – 29 November 1830) was born at L’Aigle, Normandy, France. From an early age he showed musical talent, and began his formal studies at the age of 11 with the Italian composer, Antonio Sacchini
Catel’s quartets for clarinet, violin, viola and cello date from 1796 to 1799. His other chamber musical works include woodwind quartets, string quintets and sonatas for piano. His larger works include a heroic ballet and many operatic successes.