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Portraits The Clarinet Album

Andreas Ottensamer
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(Dg) 4810131

Track Listing Extract:
Portraits: The Clarinet Album

Beach:
Berceuse, Op. 40 No. 2
from Three Compositions for violin and piano op. 40, arr. for clarinet and orchestra by Stephan Koncz
Cimarosa:
Clarinet Concerto in C minor freely arranged by Arthur Benjamin
Copland:
Clarinet Concerto
Debussy:
Préludes - Book 1: No. 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin
from Préludes, Book 1, arr. for clarinet and orchestra by Stephan Koncz
Gershwin:
Prelude No. 1 from Three Preludes for piano solo, arr. for clarinet and orchestra by Stephan Koncz
Spohr:
Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 26

Andreas Ottensamer (clarinet)
Rotterdam Philharmonic, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Staff Reviews

 8/10

 With a well-timed Australian tour in July, this new DG release by Austrian clarinettist and part-time model, Andreas Ottensamer, is his first solo album. Portraits, The Clarinet Album, presents some staples of clarinet repertoire including the Copland Concerto and Spohr Concerto no.1, with arrangements of Debussy’s well known The Girl with the Flaxen Hair, Cimarosa’s Oboe Concerto and American composer Amy Beach’s Berceuse, interspersed between.

The disc begins with a cheeky two minute Gershwin prelude arranged for clarinet and orchestra, which Ottensamer delivers tastefully and energetically. This modest interpretation sets the theme for the rest of the CD, which is performed unassumingly with a beautiful sound and is virtuosic without being overbearingly showy.

 While there is not the same clarity of articulation with Ottensamer as with other clarinet soloists, this co-principal clarinettist of the Berlin Philharmonic, along with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin has recorded a wonderfully accessible CD which leaves you feeling charmed and dreamy.

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