"Traumgekrönt"

Recital

… a journey through romance with piano and clarinet.
Music by C.M. von Weber, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Richard Wagner, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler and Alban Berg

No instrument is so little of this world as the clarinet; none, as Berlioz wrote, is so capable of reproducing the magic of twilight. Even the tone production is an in-between world of its own: it is never possible to say exactly when a clarinet tone really begins, and when it is there, something from over there always resonates…No instrument is so little of this world as the clarinet; none, as Berlioz wrote, is so capable of reproducing the magic of twilight. Even the tone production is an in-between world of its own: it is never possible to say exactly when a clarinet tone really begins, and when it is there, something from over there always resonates…

Katharina Eickhoff

Booklet from "Märchenerzählungen" Haenssler CD

Programm

Carl Maria von Weber (1786 – 1826) | 13´
7 Variations on a Theme from Silvana, Op 33

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) | 14´
Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
I. Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck
II. Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828) | 5´
Three pieces from “Rosamunde” for clarinet and piano by M.UCKI
Shepherd song
Entre-Act after third act
Ballet music I

Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856) | 10´
Fantasiestücke op. 73
I. Zart und mit Ausdruck
II. Lebhaft, leicht
III. Rasch und mit Feuer


Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)
aus “Tristan und Isolde”
Hirtensolo for Tarogato solo | 5´
Liebestod Arr. for Piano solo by Franz Liszt | 8´

Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911) | 7´
2 Songs for clarinet and piano from Ronald Kornfeil
I. Verlorne Müh’ from “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”
III. Rheinlegendchen from “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”

Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) | 20´
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano No. 2 in E flat major op. 120/2
I. Allegro amabile
II. Appassionato, ma non troppo Allegro
III. Andante con moto – Allegro non troppo

Encore
Alban Berg (1885 – 1935) | 2´15´´
from seven early songs “Traumgekrönt” for clarinet and piano

Mako Okamoto, piano
Dirk Altmann, clarinet

Dirk Altmann, clarinet
Mako Okamoto, piano

Aoyama music award

2024/ March 02.

15:30
Barocksaal Kyoto, Japan

My pianist Prof. Mako Okamoto and I received the Aoyama Music Award for our concert with the programme "Traumgekrönt" on 18 March 2023. The award ceremony will also take place on 2 March 2024 in the Kyoto Baroque Hall.
Many thanks to Laura-Erika Nakamura from Josef Woodwind Manufacture, who took great care of the concert organisation.
The Aoyama Music Award is a prestigious Japanese music prize that is awarded once a year. The winners are honoured for their achievements and their potential for the further development of music.
The prize is endowed with JPY 2,000,000.

September/29 Concert Chișinău

Weber clarinet concerto no. 1

2023/ September 29. 18:00 Palatul Republicii Chișinău, Moldova
At the end of September, I will hand over an oboe as a donation from the SWR Symphony Orchestra to the Philharmonic Orchestra in Chișinău, Republic of Moldova. As a musical greeting, I will perform the Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor by C. M. von Weber with the orchestra at its season opening.

Mountain City Summer 2023

Festival Bergstadtsommer

2023/ September 02. - 09.
Sankt Georgen im Schwarzwald

This year, my long-time chamber music partner Gen Yokosaka (cello) is expected at the Bergstadt Summer. In addition to works by Elgar and Dvorak at the orchestra concert, we will play some of my arrangements of Johann Strauss, Leos Weiner and Kurt Weil at the opening concert. We have invited Susanne Zagar-Swiridoff as a current composer.

Traumgekrönt in Kyoto

Recital with Mako Okamoto, Piano

2023/ March 18. 17:00 Barocksaal Kyoto, Japan
My romance journey begins in the nice Barocksaal in Kyoto

Donaueschinger Musiktage 2023

Figaro with Kyogen Theater

10.03. Osaka12.03. Tokyo

 

With my Swiss wind colleagues, the KlangArt Ensemble, we are part of a performance of “La nozze de figaro”, which includes four different Japanese and German art forms.