The forerunner of the clarinet, the chalumeau, was very popular between 1700 and 1740. One of the composers who were seduced by its velvety sound was Johann Christoph Graupner, who is not very well known today. Nonetheless, Graupner’s talent, the scope of his repertoire and the excellent reputation he enjoyed in his lifetime are truly exceptional. Johann Friedrich Fasch and Georg Philipp Telemann, two of his contemporaries, also used the chalumeau in some of their works. In this concert, Les Muffatti will join forces with the famous clarinettists and chalumeau players Nicola Boud and Ernst Schlader.