This new recording presents a family of clarinet players, who perform the following selections for us:
Manhã de Carnaval, with František Jánoška (piano)
Doppler, F: Fantasie for 2 flutes & piano (‘Rigoletto-Fantasie’), Op. 38
Françaix: Petit Quatuor pour Saxophones: Cantilène
Mendelssohn:Concert Piece No. 1 in F major for clarinet, basset horn, & piano/orchestra, Op. 113
Mozart: Soave sia il vento (from Così fan tutte)
Ponchielli: Il Convegno – divertimento per due clarinetti
Rossini: Soirées musicales: La Danza
Truan: The Chase
The performers are “The Clarinotts”, Ernst Ottensamer, Daniel Ottensamer and Andreas Ottensamer (clarinets), accompanied by the
Wiener Virtuosen Streichensemble
The Clarinotts are the ensemble of father Ernst and his sons Daniel and Andreas Ottensamer – the Viennese ‘royal family of clarinet’ with Ernst and Daniel being solo clarinettists at Vienna Philharmonic, and Andreas who is solo clarinettist at Berlin Philharmonic.
The family ensemble was born when Daniel and Andreas were children and the family played music together at home. In 2005, The Clarinotts established themselves as a professional touring ensemble.
Here are Daniel and Andreas Ottensamer in music of Mendelssohn: