Death of Boulez’s favourite clarinet, 95

Death of Boulez’s favourite clarinet, 95


norman lebrecht

January 14, 2020

Guy Deplus, who died today, taught most of the leading clarinet players in France and many beyond.

He founded the Concerts du Domaine Musical with Pierre Boulez in the 1950s and was principal clarinet at the Opéra, as well as professor at the Conservatoire.


  • Debbie says:

    A legend in the clarinet world. Wonderful player and artist. Godspeed, Mr. Deplus.

  • Greg Bottini says:

    His recording of the Quatuor pour le fin du temps is superb, exquisite, nonpareil.
    Bless you, Guy.

  • Ellie says:

    His performance is absolutely incredible! It really inspired me and made me want to work harder to become a great clarinet player like him. May God Bless You, Mr. Deplus.