Stamitz, Danzi, Mozart – New Era – Andreas Ottensamer, Kammerakademie Potsdam (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:11:54 minutes | 1,32 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front cover | © Decca
Recorded: 30 September – 2 October 2016, Teldex Studio, Berlin
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 (1717-1757)
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in B flat major
1. 1. Allegro moderato 07:13
2. 2. Adagio 05:16
3. 3. Poco presto 04:19
Franz Danzi (1763-1826)
Concertino for Clarinet, Bassoon and Orchestra in B flat major op. 47
4. 1. Allegro 06:43
5. 2. Andante moderato 03:20
6. 3. Allegretto 06:02
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
From Mitridate, re di Ponto
7. “Se viver non degg’io” from “Mitridate”, K.87, (Arr. for Basset Clarinet & Flute) 04:38
8. Fantasy on “Lá ci darem la mano” from Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”, K.527, for Clarinet & Orchestra 10:08
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
9. “Batti batti o bel Masetto” from “Don Giovanni”, K.527 (arr. for Basset Horn & Flute) 03:59
Carl Stamitz (1745-1801)
Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra No. 7 in E flat major
10. 1. Allegro molto 08:20
11. 2. Adagio 06:19
12. 3. Rondeau 05:37
Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet #1–6,8,10–12; basset clarinet #7; basset horn #9
Emmanuel Pahud, flute #7,9
Albrecht Mayer, cor anglais #4-6