This composition is a recently discovered classical concertino by the Belgian composer Ch.L. Hanssens (1802 - 1871). Both his concertinos for clarinet and orchestra are a clear example of virtuosity full of brilliant romance, including a flawless technique and a balanced structure for which Hanssens found his inspiration by his contemporaries (there is som affinity with Weber...). It is the merit of the renowned Flemish clarinettists Freddy Arteel and Eddy Vanoosthuyse to have made the Hanssens' clarinet compositions available to both musicians and audiences. They initiated the publication with piano accompaniment of these pieces, as well as a CD-recording.