Andreas Ottensamer Releases ‘Blue Hour’


One of the world’s leading clarinetists, Andreas Ottensamer is joined by one of the world’s leading pianists, Yuja Wang in a new release from Deutsche Grammophon, out today.

The album, Blue Hour contains beautiful and deeply emotional pieces by Brahms and Mendelssohn and the virtuosic Grand Duo and Concerto by Weber.

This is the debut chamber music recording of Andreas and Yuja Wang in arrangements by Andreas himself. Andreas also performs with one of the leading orchestras in the world – the Berliner Philharmoniker under the baton of legendary Mariss Jansons.

The tracks:

Brahms: Intermezzo in A major op. 118/2

Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte,op. 30/4&6 (Venetianisches Gondellied)op. 67/2&3, op. 85/4&6, op. 102/1

Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor op. 73 |Grand Duo concertant for Piano and Clarinet in E flat major op. 48

Arrangements (clarinet & piano): Andreas Ottensamer (Lieder ohne Worte & »Wie Melodien zieht es mir«) & Nicolai Popov (Intermezzo)

Clarinet: Andreas Ottensamer/ Piano: Yuja Wang/ Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker/ Conductor: Mariss Jansons



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