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Daniel Ottensamer (principal clarinet of the Vienna Philharmonic), Stephan Koncz (cellist of the Berlin Philharmonic) and pianist Christoph Traxler, three Austrian artists who have known each other since childhood, decided to dedicate themselves to a vast and worldwide unique project:

A comprehensive recording of the repertoire for clarinet, cello & piano called „The Clarinet Trio Anthology“.

The history of this formation is quite remarkable as a great number of famous composers, starting with Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms, and many of their peers including Max Bruch, Gabriel Fauré, Mikhail Glinka, Alexander Zemlinsky, Nino Rota, decided to write pieces for clarinet trio, some of them well-known, others still hidden treasures. Exciting part of this new major collection is the world-premiere recording of a recently discovered fragment for clarinet trio by Arnold Schoenberg which was directly inspired by the composition of his teacher and brother-in-law Alexander Zemlinsky.

The whole recording project resulted in a comprehensive 7-CD box set to be released in June 2022 at the major label „Decca“ and also available here.

The ensemble will now present their repertoire in concerts and on tours, starting with works from the Viennese Classicism, German Romanticism and the French Impressionism, in combination with highly intriguing pieces of the 20th century.

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