New Era

Decca: 4814711

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New Era

Label:

Decca

Catalogue No:

4814711

Discs:

1

Release date:

3rd Feb 2017

Barcode:

0028948147113

Length:

71 minutes

Medium:

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New Era


Danzi:

Concertino for clarinet, bassoon and orchestra B flat major, Op. 47

transcribed for clarinet & cor anglais

Mozart:

Se viver non degg’io (original version) (from Mitridate, Re di Ponto)

arr. for basset clarinet & flute

Emmanuel Pahud (flute)

Batti, batti, o bel Masetto (from Don Giovanni)

arr. for basset horn & flute

Emmanuel Pahud (flute)

Stamitz, C:

Clarinet Concerto No. 7 in E flat major

Stamitz, J:

Clarinet Concerto in B flat Major


Andreas Ottensamer (clarinet)

Kammerakademie Potsdam, Albrecht Mayer

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Ottensamer presents a dazzling selection of the clarinet’s early repertoire from 18th Century Mannheim, with works by J. and C.P. Stamitz, Mozart and Danzi, together with the Kammerakademie Potsdam.

Featuring duets with Albrecht Mayer and Emmanuel Pahud - two of the great wind soloists of our time and Ottensamer’s friends and colleagues at the Berliner Philharmoniker. It promises to be the chamber recording of the year.

The "Mannheim school" was a melting pot of “revolutionary experimentation” - musicians from all over Europe coming together to develop a new explosive and colourful sound – forming the orchestra as we know it today.

The Mannheim Orchestra was also the first to adopt the recently developed clarinet into the orchestra, and here Mozart heard the instrument for the first time.

“It’s fascinating to think that Mannheim inspired so many composers and musicians, and it was the players themselves who made it happen – it gave them the chance to do their own thing. Every aspect of composition, playing, teaching and conducting was concentrated there, and audiences went wild, blown away by the kind of rock-star ensemble that they heard.” Andreas Ottensamer

Ottensamer’s debut album on Decca Classics – the first clarinettist to sign exclusively to the label in its 89 year history.

Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz: Clarinet Concerto in B Flat Major

1. Allegro moderato

2. Adagio

3. Poco presto

Franz Danzi: Concertino in B Flat Major, Op.47 for Clarinet & Bassoon

1. Allegro

2. Andante moderato

3. Allegretto

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: "Se viver non degg'io" from "Mitridate", K.87, (Arr. for Basset Clarinet & Flute)

"Se viver non degg'io" from "Mitridate", K.87, (Arr. for Basset Clarinet & Flute)

Franz Danzi: Fantasy on "Lá ci darem la mano" from Mozart's "Don Giovanni", K.527, for Clarinet & Orchestra

Fantasy on "Lá ci darem la mano" from Mozart's "Don Giovanni", K.527, for Clarinet & Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: "Batti batti o bel Masetto" from "Don Giovanni", K.527 (arr. for Basset Horn & Flute)

"Batti batti o bel Masetto" from "Don Giovanni", K.527 (arr. for Basset Horn & Flute)

Carl Stamitz: Clarinet Concerto No.7 in E Flat Major (Darmstädter No.1)

1. Allegro molto

2. Adagio

3. Rondeau

Andreas Ottensamer - Conductor and Performer?

Gramophone Magazine

April 2017

“…it would be hard to imagine classier performances than these. With his velvet, sensuous tone and minute control of dynamics, Ottensamer surely has few peers among today's clarinettists…A perfect disc for any clarinet lover…”

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