℗ 2015 Mercury Classics under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
 

Brahms: The Hungarian Connection

Andreas Ottensamer

Available in 96 kHz / 24-bit AIFF and FLAC high-resolution audio formats

  • Select Format
    • AIFF 96.0 kHz | 24-bit
    • FLAC 96.0 kHz | 24-bit
Add to cart
discounted price
 
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115  
1
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
3
3. Andantino - Presto non assai, ma con sentimento
Johannes Brahms; Andreas Ottensamer; Leonidas Kavakos; Christoph Koncz; Antoine Tamestit; Stephan Koncz
4:52
4
4. Con moto
Johannes Brahms; Andreas Ottensamer; Leonidas Kavakos; Christoph Koncz; Antoine Tamestit; Stephan Koncz
10:19
5
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
6
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
7
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  
8
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

For Your Consideration | More ▸

Rossini: Péchés de vieillesse - Chamber Music & Rarities Alessandro Marangoni; Massimo Quarta; Enrico Dindo; Ugo Favaro; Lilly Jørstad; Bruno Taddia; Ars Cantica Choir; Marco Berrini
88.2
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 Andrew Staples; John Relyea; Elizabeth DeShong; Erin Wall; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Davis
96
Quickening: Songs by Robert Hugill to Texts by English and Welsh Poets Anna Huntley; Johnny Herford; Rosalind Ventris; William Vann
96
Wehmut: The Complete Choral Works for Male Voices by Franz Schubert, Vol. 3 Alison Browner; Christoph Prégardien; Tilman Hoppstock; Andreas Frese; Camerata Musica Limburg; Jan Schumacher
96
Music of Tribute, Vol. 8: Schnittke And His Ghosts Angelina Gadeliya
96
Britten: The Turn of the Screw (Live) Andrew Kennedy; Sally Matthews; Catherine Wyn-Rodgers; London Symphony Orchestra; Richard Farnes
96
Manuel Ponce: Guitar Music, Vol. 3: Four Guitar Sonatas Aleksandr Tsiboulski
96
The Broadway Cast Collection, Vol. 7: Alfred Drake in Sing Out, Sweet Land & Down in the Valley Alfred Drake
48
Frédéric Chopin: Études Amir Katz
96
Valentin Silvestrov: Hieroglyphen der Nacht Anja Lechner; Agnès Vesterman
96
Meditation: Froberger's Vision Akiko Kuwagata
96192
Alan Beeler: Vocal Music Aliana de la Guardia; Karolina Rojahn; Brian Church; Eric Christopher Perry; Târgu Mureş State Philharmonic Choir; Târgu Mureş State Philharmonic Orchestra; Ovidiu Marinescu; Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra; Jiří Petrdlík; Petr Vronský
44.1
Francesca Caccini: La liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola di Alcina Allabastrina; La Pifarescha; Elena Sartori
88.2
Baroque Treasury Amanda Forsyth; Charles Hamann; Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra; Pinchas Zukerman
96
Syzygy: Music for Flute by Efraín Amaya Alexa Still
88.2

Offers & New Releases

exclusive benefits for mailing list members

Subscribe Now

What is High-Resolution Audio?

High-resolution audio offers the highest-fidelity available, far surpassing the sound quality of traditional CDs. When you listen to music on a CD or tracks purchased via consumer services such as iTunes, you are hearing a low-resolution version of what was actually recorded and mastered in the studio. ProStudioMasters offers the original studio masters — exactly as the artist, producers and sound engineers mastered them — for download, directly to you.

What do I need for playback?

You may need additional software / hardware to take full advantage of the higher 24-bit high-res audio formats, but any music lover that has heard 16-bit vs 24-bit will tell you it's worth it!

Software for Mac OS X

Software for Windows

Hardware Suggestions