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Brahms: The Hungarian Connection

Andreas Ottensamer

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Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115  
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1. Allegro
Johannes Brahms; Andreas Ottensamer; Leonidas Kavakos; Christoph Koncz; Antoine Tamestit; Stephan Koncz
13:02
2
2. Adagio
Johannes Brahms; Andreas Ottensamer; Leonidas Kavakos; Christoph Koncz; Antoine Tamestit; Stephan Koncz
11:43
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3. Andantino - Presto non assai, ma con sentimento
Johannes Brahms; Andreas Ottensamer; Leonidas Kavakos; Christoph Koncz; Antoine Tamestit; Stephan Koncz
4:52
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4. Con moto
Johannes Brahms; Andreas Ottensamer; Leonidas Kavakos; Christoph Koncz; Antoine Tamestit; Stephan Koncz
10:19
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Two Waltzes in A Major, Op.39, No.15 & Op.52, No.6
Johannes Brahms; Andreas Ottensamer; Leonidas Kavakos; Christoph Koncz; Antoine Tamestit; Stephan Koncz; Ödön Rácz
2:53
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Hungarian Dance No. 7, WoO 1
Johannes Brahms; Ede Reményi; Andreas Ottensamer; Leonidas Kavakos; Christoph Koncz; Antoine Tamestit; Stephan Koncz; Ödön Rácz; Oszkár Ökrös
2:13
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Hungarian Dance No. 1 (Isteni Csárdás), WoO 1
Johannes Brahms; Miskától Borzó; Andreas Ottensamer; Leonidas Kavakos; Christoph Koncz; Antoine Tamestit; Stephan Koncz; Ödön Rácz; Oszkár Ökrös
5:30
Két Tétel  
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Búsuló juhász (Woeful Shepherd)
Leó Weiner; Andreas Ottensamer; Leonidas Kavakos; Christoph Koncz; Antoine Tamestit; Stephan Koncz; Ödön Rácz; Oszkár Ökrös
2:27
9
Csűrdöngölő (Barndance)
Leó Weiner; Andreas Ottensamer; Leonidas Kavakos; Christoph Koncz; Antoine Tamestit; Stephan Koncz; Ödön Rácz; Oszkár Ökrös
2:03
10
Dances From Transylvania
Traditional,; Andreas Ottensamer; Leonidas Kavakos; Christoph Koncz; Antoine Tamestit; Stephan Koncz; Ödön Rácz; Oszkár Ökrös; Predrag Tomic
6:47
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    61:49
"Four Stars. Ottensamer is joined by some starry names, providing suave support ... impressive performances from Ottensamer and friends."
- Sinfini Music

Austrian clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer explores the connections Brahms had to Hungarian folk music traditions on this recording, featuring Leonidas Kavakos, Antoine Tamestit, members of the Berlin Philharmonic and Vienna Philharmonic and Hungarian folk musicians. The programme includes the Clarinet Quintet, one of the most seminal works for the instrument, combined with Hungarian dances and waltzes, all newly arranged to include additional material from the composer's original musical sources with an authentic folk twist. Ottensamer, himself half-Hungarian, naturally recognizes Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet as “genuinely one of the monuments of the entire clarinet repertoire, a piece that every clarinetist dreams of playing.”
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Mercury Classics Studio Masters

Recording: Berlin, Nikodemus-Kirche, 10/2014
Executive producer: Dr. Alexander Buhr
Producer and recording engineer (Tonmeister): Philipp Nedel (B-Sharp)
Project coordinator: Priscilla Mensah
Publishers
Két tétel: Universal Editions Hungary
Arrangements (5–0): Manuscripts
Photos © Lars Borges
Design: Fred Münzmaier

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