Harald Strebel

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Harald Strebel (born May 4, 1942 ) is a Swiss clarinetist , music historian and Mozart researcher.


Strebel studied music (theory: Ernst Hess, clarinet: Georges Coutelen and Hans Rudolf Stalder) in Winterthur and Zurich . Since 1964 he has been teaching clarinet at the Winterthur Conservatory , but has also been a guest player in several Swiss orchestras, including the Winterthur Music College , the Beromünster Radio Orchestra and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra .

From May 1966 solo clarinetist in the PACT-Orchestra Pretoria, from September 1966 to May 1976 in the same position in the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra. From 1971 Strebel also taught as a lecturer for clarinet and wind chamber music at the Music Faculty of the University of Cape Town , and from 1974 also taught clarinet at the Conservatory of the Music Faculty of the University of Stellenbosch. He was also a guest lecturer at the Conservatory and Music Academy in Zurich, at the University of Zurich , Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg , University of Padua , Mozarteum Salzburg and University of Graz and until 2004 lecturer at Zurich secondary schools. From 1999 to 2007 Strebel was an accredited vocational trainer in clarinet for the Swiss Music Education Association (SMPV / SAMP).

Strebel played with Enrique García Asensio , Erich Bergel , Paavo Berglund , Nadia Boulanger , Charles Dutoit , Jussi Jalas , Joseph Keilberth , Ferdinand Leitner , Frieder Weissmann , Fritz Rieger , Carlo Zecchi , Salvatore Accardo , Radu Aldulescu, Géza Anda , Vladimir Ashkenazy , Paul Badura-Skoda , Alfred Brendel , Lamar Crowson , Jörg Demus , Christoph Eschenbach , Andor Foldes , Steven De Groote , Pierre Fournier , Heinz Holliger , Nikita Magaloff , Ruggiero Ricci , Charles Rosen , Wolfgang Schneiderhan , Claude Starck and others.

Strebel is also a music historian, especially a Mozart researcher. He has published several books and numerous articles. Until 2013 he was editor of the magazine In Signo Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, published by the Mozart Society Zurich .

In 1997, Strebel was a founding member of the Clarinet Octet Amadé. He directed the ensemble as primus inter pares until 2013.

Independent publications

  • The Freemason Wolfgang Amadé Mozart . Rothenhäusler, Stäfa 1991, ISBN 3-907960-45-9 .
  • Mozart's sister-in-law Aloisia Lange and her stays in Zurich from 1813 to 1819. The Zurich visit in 1820 by Franz Xaver (Wolfgang) Mozart's son . In: 185th New Year's sheet of the Allgemeine Musikgesellschaft Zürich on the year 2001. Hug & Co., Zürich 2001, ISBN 3-7266-0050-7 .
  • Anton Stadler : Work and living environment of the "Mozart clarinetist". Facts, dates and hypotheses about his biography. , Volume I and II. Hollitzer, Vienna 2016, ISBN 978-3-99012-367-6 .
  • The composer Conradin Kreutzer and his Anna Huber from Glattfelden. A search for clues. Edited by the Gottfried Keller Center Foundation, Glattfelden, 2019.

Music editions

  • Luigi Fontana , Sei studi progressivi per clarinetto solo, Amadeus-Verlag , Winterthur 1977.
  • Heinrich Joseph Baermann , Concerto (quintet) in E flat major op. 23 for clarinet and orchestra. Vocal score, score a. Voices, Schott Verlag , Mainz / London / New York 1986.
  • Joseph Fiala , Divertimento VI in B flat major (“Pastorale”) for wind octet, score and parts, aart verlag , Zurich 2003.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (attributed to), “Prager” -Parthia in F major for wind octet, KV Anh. C. 17.05 / KV Anh.B to 370a, score and parts, aart verlag , Zurich 2002.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (attributed to), “Prager” -Parthia in E flat major for wind octet, KV Anh. C 17.07, C. 17.04, Anh. B to 370a, score and parts, aart verlag , Zurich 2002.
  • Adalbert Gyrowetz , “Parthia in Dis Concertando” for 2 clarinets, 2 horns and bassoon. Score and parts, aart Verlag Zurich 2006.
  • Franz Wanieržovský (František Váněřovský), Partita in Eb for 2 clarinets, 2 horns and 2 bassoons. Score and parts, aart Verlag , Zurich 2006.
  • Ignaz Pleyel , partitas in E flat major, B flat major and Andante con Variazioni (2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 bassoons), score and parts, aart verlag , Zurich 2007.
  • Johann Georg Heinrich Ofen , Concerto in E flat major op. 24 for clarinet and orchestra. Piano reduction, score and parts, self-published by Konrad Bergius, Zurich 2017.


  • 2000 - Golden Mozart Needle by the International Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg
  • 2018 - Culture Prize 2017 of the City of Bruck an der Leitha : 3rd Prize for special cultural achievements (Harald Strebel and HOLLITZER-Verlag for the publication Anton Stadler. Work and Environment of the 'Mozart Clarinetist' (2016)).

Web links

  • Harald Strebel at SMPV
  • Literature by Harald Strebel in the catalog of the German National Library
  • For literature see also: International Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg (ISM): Bibliotheca Mozartiana
  • Harald Strebel at wurlitzerklarinetten.de

Individual evidence

  1. Aart-verlag.ch: Chamber Music for Wind Instruments, Catalog 2009, Ed. Harald Strebel (PDF) ( Memento of the original from April 2, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. accessed on March 14, 2015. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.aart-verlag.ch
  2. Klarinettenoktett-amade.ch: Accessed via us on March 14, 2015.