Musica Antiqua mourns its founder

Musica Antiqua mourns its founder


norman lebrecht

March 10, 2022

The Austrian early music pioneer René Clemencic died on Tuesday at the age of 94.

He was a highly versatile recorder player, harpsichordist, conductor and clavichord player, as well as a composer.


  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    A wonderful musician and an excellent group. A life well lived.

  • Paul Barte says:

    I have MANY recordings of Clemencic and company–most of them on vinyl. I used to be more of an early music fan than I am now.

  • Greg Bottini says:

    One of the finest and most accomplished of HIP musicians.
    Rest well, maitre.

  • David K. Nelson says:

    I particularly enjoy his recording of Hungarian music of the early (and perhaps pre-) Baroque. Tangy stuff!

    • TobyHume says:

      I love his Hungarian album almost (but not quite) more than life itself. That wonderful little dance tune that starts (in the key of D) aaA/f#f#G/f#f#de/#F#F# has been in my repertoire to teach beginning violin student for many years.

      Sleep well with the music you made and gave Maestro….