Mahler (arr. Kornfeil & Ottensamer), ‘Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen’, from Rückert-Lieder
Mahler (arr. Kornfeil & Ottensamer), ‘Rheinlegendchen’, from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Mahler (arr. Kornfeil & Ottensamer), ‘Lob des hohen Verstands’, from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Mahler (arr. Kornfeil & Ottensamer), ‘Oft denk ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen’, from Kindertotenlieder
Brahms, Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1
Brahms, Intermezzo in A, Op. 118, No. 2
Brahms, Ballade in G minor, Op. 118, No. 3
Schumann, Drei Fantasiestücke, Op. 111
Brahms, Sonata in E-flat, Op. 120, No. 2
Born in 1989, Andreas Ottensamer is principal clarinettist of the Berlin Philharmonic, and in 2013 became the first ever solo clarinettist to sign an exclusive recording partnership with Deutsche Grammophon. He began his University studies as a student at Harvard, but in 2009, at the age of twenty, he interrupted his studies to become a scholar of the Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic. Ottensamer performs as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the world with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, the Rotterdam Philharmonic and the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Together with pianist José Gallardo he is artistic director of the Bürgenstock Festival in Switzerland.
José Gallardo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He began his piano studies at the Conservatory in Buenos Aires, later moving to the Department of Music, University of Mainz, from which he graduated in 1997. The winner of many prizes, including the first prize at the Westphalia Music, he has performed in Europe, Asia, Israel, Oceania, and South America.