Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Andreas Ottensamer: New Era
Decca

With a spirit of collaboration and artistic creativity hearkening back to the Mannheim school, Berlin Philharmonic clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer has compiled an album of classical clarinet pieces showcasing not just his own talents, but those of his colleagues as well.

Piotr Anderszewski might be one of the most revered pianists of his generation, but he's also one of the most impulsive.

In 1990, at age 21, the young Pole entered the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition. He was nearly finished with his semi-final performance when he quit playing — just walked off the stage. He felt he wasn't good enough to continue. It was a gutsy move that actually helped launch his career.

The PhilHarmonia Octet: Music for Wind Instruments
Supraphon

The Czech chamber ensemble puts a modern spin on wind pieces by Beethoven, Mozart, and Klein.

Maurice Jerry Beznos

SaturdayFebruary 18, and Monday, February 27

 

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Schuller - Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 22
Beethoven - Symphony No. 3, Eroica

Hear the concert on demand.

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