Andreas Ottensamer, OBC & Matthias Pintscher

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Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet
OBC – Barcelona Symphony Orchestra ‎
Matthias Pintscher, conductor


J. Brahms/L. Berio: Clarinet Sonata no. 1 in F minor, op. 120
O. Neuwirth: Masaot/Clocks without Hands - National premiere
A. Schönberg: Pelleas und Melisande, Op. 5

The symphonic poem Pelleas and Melisande dates back to Arnold Schoenberg’s early period, together with the Gurre-Lieder cycle (Songs of Gurre) and Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), with which correspondences can be drawn.
Luciano Berio , with his close familiarity with musical tradition, transformed the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F Minor No. 1, Op. 120 into the concerto that Johannes Brahms never wrote for this instrument. On this occasion, Berio took the dense, meticulous score for piano that enfolds the soloist and created an arrangement for orchestra. 

The well-known Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth reflects on the nature of time and memory in her music. As the title, Clocks without Hands indicates, memories are prone to fading.