Eb Clarinet (personal collection)

clarinettist XVIIIth c.

Michel Yost (1754-1786) was a French composer and clarinettist of the same period as Mozart. His father was native of Switzerland.

He composed duets, trios, quartets, concertos for clarinet and other very numerous works.

He collaborated with composer Johann Christoph Vogel who put Yost's ideas into written form.

The purpose of this site is to make you discover this still too much underestimated composer and proposes the first complete recording of the 6 duets op.5, the 6 duets op. 10

and the 12 duos de petits airs variés.

 

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Duet #1 opus 5 in C                    1st movement, Allegro (6'06)                          2nd movement, Rondo Pastorella (2'56)

Duet #2 opus 5 in F                    1st movement, Allegro assai (5'43)                2nd movement, Grazioso con variatione (3'20)

Duet #3 opus 5 in C                   1st movement, Allegro (5'01)                          2nd movement, Andante con variatione (4'16)

Duet #4 opus 5 in G                    1st movement, Allegro (5'58)                          2nd movement, Rondo (3'01)

Duet #5 opus 5 in C                    1st movement, Allegro (5'01)                           2nd movement, Rondo (2'16)

Duet #6 opus 5 in D                   1st movement, Allegro moderato (6'27)           2nd movement, Rondo Pastorello (2'07)

 

Emmanuel Boulanger, clarinet

 

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Duet # 1 opus 10 in C                    1st movement, Allegro (6'12)                          2nd movement, Andantino Pastorale (3'33)

Duet # 2 opus 10 in C                    1st movement, Allegro (7'44)                2nd movement, Rondo Allegretto (3'17)

Duet # 3 opus 10 in C                    1st movement, Allegro (6'45)                          2nd movement, Rondo (3'59)

Duet # 4 opus 10 in F                  1st movement, Allegro (6'27)                          2nd movement, Rondo (3'39)

Duet # 5 opus 10 in C                    1st movement, Allegro (6'53)                         2nd movement, Rondo (3'18)

Duet # 6 opus 10 in F                    1st movement, Allegro (9'04)        2nd movement, Rondo (2'40)

 

Emmanuel Boulanger, clarinette

 

 

12 Duos

These 12 duets were composed on famous arias (some titles were indicated) and their more and more virtuoso variations.

Duet #1 "Pour jamais à ma Thémire" in C  (8'22)

Duet #2 in C  (2'55)

Duet #3 "Air d'Armide" in C  (3'33)

Duet #4 "Vivre sans amour" in C  (2'36)

Duet #5 in C (1'33)

Duet #6 in C  (3'52)

Duet #7 "le Confiteor" in G  (2'32)

Duet #8 "Air de l'Amour Queteur" in C  (3'42)

Duet #9 "Air des 2 jumeaux de Bergame" in C  (3'18)

Duet #10 in F  (2'30)

Duet #11 in C  (3'08)

Duet #12 "Mon jeune coeur" in G  (4'44)

 

Emmanuel Boulanger, clarinet