Yuja Wang and Andreas Ottensamer

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The musical collaboration between Chinese pianist Yuja Wang and Austrian clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer was captured in the album Blue Hour recorded for Deutsche Grammophon. For this purpose, Ottensamer wrote arrangements of several piano pieces of Mendelssohn and Brahms, part of the repertoire that the duo would go on to perform in the world’s most prestigious venues. Regarding his 2019 Edinburgh Festival performance, The Scotsman newspaper described the performance as based on an “instinctive, expressive and intoxicating musical partnership.”


Program

Yuja Wang Piano
Andreas Ottensamer Clarinet

Johannes Brahms
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No. 1, in F minor, op. 120 No. 1
Allegro appassionato
Andante un poco adagio
Allegretto grazioso
Vivace

Johannes Brahms
Intermezzo in A major, op. 118 No. 2
(arr. by Nicolai Popov)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
– Lieder ohne Worte, op. 67 No. 2
– Lieder ohne Worte, op. 102 No. 1
– Lieder ohne Worte, op. 30 No. 6
(arr. by Andreas Ottensamer)

Joseph Horovitz
Sonatina for Clarinet (Lento)
Lento, quasi andante


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