This album explores clarinet music by Swiss composers from the mid-19th century to the present, showcasing six different instruments from the clarinet family. Five of the eight pieces are world premiere recordings. The main performer, Bernhard Röthlisberger, is principal clarinet and bass clarinet in the Berne Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist he has played with internationally acclaimed conductors such as Jonathan Nott, Reinhard Goebel, Vasily Petrenko and Mario Venzago. His chamber music partners include the Amar Quartett, the Merel Quartett, Esther Hoppe, Rafael Rosenfeld, Peter Somodari, Ivo Gass, Matthias Racz and pianists Benjamin Engeli and Christian Chamorel. He is the artistic director of Summer Academy Hitzkirch (Lucerne) and he gives master classes in throughout Europe and has visited prestigious institutions such as the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, Gent, Leuven, Gnesin Academy und Tschaikowsky Conservatory Moscow and St. Petersburg.