Editors’ Notes Stepping out in front of his colleagues in the great Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, of which he’s Principal Clarinetist, Andreas Ottensamer gives a virtuoso yet wonderfully lyrical performance of Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 1. You can feel the camaraderie between soloist and ensemble in every bar. Then, joined by pianist Yuja Wang—who can play simply anything—Ottensamer weaves a song-inspired program of music by Mendelssohn, more Weber, and Brahms that beautifully demonstrates his warm, rich clarinet sound and Wang’s sparkling pianism. This is romantic clarinet playing at its best and evokes that dreamy “Blue Hour” just before dawn and just after sunset.

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Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118: 2. Intermezzo in A Major. Andante teneramente (Arr. for Clarinet and Piano by Popov)
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Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 73
Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 73: 1. Allegro
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Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 73: 2. Adagio ma non troppo
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Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 73: 3. Rondo
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Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 85: No. 6 Allegretto con moto (Arr. for Clarinet and Piano by Ottensamer)
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Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 102: No. 1 Andante un poco agitato (Arr. for Clarinet and Piano by Ottensamer)
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5 Lieder, Op. 105: 1. Wie Melodien zieht es mir (Transcr. for Clarinet and Piano)
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Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 30: No. 4 Agitato e con fuoco (Arr. for Clarinet and Piano by Ottensamer)
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Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67: No. 3 Andante tranquillo (Arr. for Clarinet and Piano by Ottensamer)
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Grand Duo Concertant, Op. 48, J. 204
Grand Duo Concertant, Op. 48, J. 204: 1. Allegro con fuoco
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Grand Duo Concertant, Op. 48, J. 204: 2. Andante con moto
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Grand Duo Concertant, Op. 48, J. 204: 3. Rondo. Allegro
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Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 30: No. 6 Allegretto tranquillo (Arr. for Clarinet and Piano by Ottensamer)
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Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67: No. 2 Allegro leggiero (Arr. for Clarinet and Piano by Ottensamer)
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Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 85: No. 4 Andante sostenuto (Arr. for Clarinet and Piano by Ottensamer)
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