THE CLARINOTTS

THE CLARINOTTS

Ernst, Daniel & Andreas Ottensamer
Wiener Virtuosen
Int. Release 01 Jan. 2016
1 CD / Download
0289 481 1917 2


Track List

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
Konzertstück op.113 for Basset Horn, Clarinet and Piano

Arr. Rainer Schottstadt

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Così fan tutte, K.588

Arr. Wind

Act 1

Albert Franz Doppler (1821 - 1883), Karl Doppler (1825 - 1900)
Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868)
Amilcare Ponchielli (1834 - 1886)
The Clarinotts, Wiener Virtuosen Streichensemble

Jean Françaix (1912 - 1997)
Petit Quatour pour Saxophones

The Clarinotts

Bela Koreny
9.
0:00
10:26

The Clarinotts, Wiener Virtuosen Streichensemble

Luiz Bonfa (1922 - 2001)
Olivier Truan
11.
0:00
3:04

The Clarinotts

Total Playing Time 56:50

. . . bubblingly theatrical . . . the Ottensamers, who play their distinctly Viennese instruments with terrific brio, sound delightfully animated and some of the ensemble work is so virtuosic that it sounds as if there must be at least four of them rather than three.

The three achieve an almost perfect calm, akin to the effortless harmonies of a family choir, on the trio '"Soave sia il vento" from "Cosi Fan Tutte". The standard and diversity of the work here is, for the most part, unimpeachable.

For the most part, this album is focused on short pieces in fresh arrangements, backed by the Wiener Virtuosen, that show off the trio's brilliant techniques . . . The most substantial items are Mendelssohn's vibrant "Konzertstück" No. 1 . . . and the instrumental arrangement of the trio from Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte", both of which give the clarinetists fine opportunities for expressive playing. However, for demonstrations of the group's brilliance and flexibility, Rossini's "La danza", Bonfá's "Manha de Carnaval", and Truan's "The Chase" are recommended tracks.

Their life-long experience with and for operas is shown through the four opera-themed selections on this disc . . . The tones of the three Ottensamers are well-matched and blend very well. They display impeccable technique and genuine enjoyment in the music-making.

. . . DG's album with the Ottensamer musical dynasty scores high . . .

Wer nach dem Anhören nicht klarinettensüchtig ist, ist selbst schuld.

. . . einem Album, auf dem sie ihre Vielseitigkeit mit Musik von Mozart und Mendelssohn über Rossini und Ponchielli bis hin zu Bela Korenys "Cinema" und einem jazzig angehauchten Titel von Luiz Bonfá beweisen.

Was das Ganze jedoch zum hochvirtuosen Vergnügen werden lässt, ist die hörbare Freude am gemeinsamen Musizieren. Eine Freude, die der Vater den Söhnen offensichtlich mit spielerischem Augenzwinkern vermittelt hat.

Geballte Klarinetten-Power ist also garantiert. Was das Ganze jedoch zum hochvirtuosen Vergnügen werden lässt, ist die hörbare Freude am gemeinsamen Musizieren. Eine Freude, die der Vater den Söhnen offensichtlich mit spielerischem Augenzwinkern vermittelt hat.

  • The Clarinotts - Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert 2016

    The Clarinotts perform during the interval feature of the Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert 2016. Franz & Karl Doppler - Rigoletto Fantasie Gioacchino Rossini - Tarantella napoletana