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Paris / Altmann, Okamoto


Release Date: 10/14/2016 
Label:  Eigenart   Catalog #: 052   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jean-Philippe RameauErnest ChaussonGabriel PiernéPaul Dukas,   ... 
Performer:  Mako OkamotoDirk AltmannGesa Jenne-DönnewegAnne-Maria Holscher
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Dirk Altmann is a master of French clarinet. The release of this music seems to point to the artist’s love for the French capital, as each track in this recital-like compilation has a connection to Paris. In his artistic manner, Altmann expresses his love for the city of love. He has even arranged some of these works himself for this combination of instruments. He is joined by a virtuosic ensemble of colleagues, which include pianist Mako Okamoto, violinist Gesa Jenne, bassist Ryutoaro Hei, and accordionist Anne-Maria Holscher. Dirk Altmann is a master of French clarinet. The release of this music seems to point to the artist’s love for the French capital, as each track in this recital-like compilation has a connection to Paris. In his artistic manner, Altmann expresses his love for the city of love. He has even arranged some of these works himself for this combination of instruments. He is joined by a virtuosic ensemble of colleagues, which include pianist Mako Okamoto, violinist Gesa Jenne, bassist Ryutoaro Hei, and accordionist Anne-Maria Holscher. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Prélude for harpsichord in A minor (Premier livre de pièces de clavecin) by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Mako Okamoto (Piano), Dirk Altmann (Clarinet)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Bürgerhaus Backnang 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
2.
Andante and Allegro for Clarinet and Piano by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Dirk Altmann (Clarinet), Mako Okamoto (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; France 
Venue:  Bürgerhaus Backnang 
Length: 9 Minutes 11 Secs. 
3.
Canzonetta for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 19 by Gabriel Pierné
Performer:  Dirk Altmann (Clarinet), Mako Okamoto (Piano)
Written: 1888 
Venue:  Bürgerhaus Backnang 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
4.
Vocalise-étude "alla gitana" by Paul Dukas
Performer:  Mako Okamoto (Piano), Dirk Altmann (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
Venue:  Bürgerhaus Backnang 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
5.
Pièce en forme de Habañera by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Mako Okamoto (Piano), Gesa Jenne-Dönneweg (Violin), Dirk Altmann (Clarinet),
Anne-Maria Holscher (Accordion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
Venue:  Bürgerhaus Backnang 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
6.
La Bohème: Musette, Tempo di Valzer lento by Giacomo Puccini
Performer:  Dirk Altmann (Clarinet), Mako Okamoto (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Italy 
Venue:  Bürgerhaus Backnang 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
7.
Première Rhapsodie for Clarinet and Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Dirk Altmann (Clarinet), Mako Okamoto (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Venue:  Bürgerhaus Backnang 
Length: 7 Minutes 54 Secs. 
8.
Preludes (3) for Piano by George Gershwin
Performer:  Mako Okamoto (Piano), Dirk Altmann (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
Venue:  Bürgerhaus Backnang 
Length: 6 Minutes 35 Secs. 
9.
Le Portrait de Daisy Hamilton pour clarinette et piano: Gaîment, sur la route, au soleil (d' après L by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Mako Okamoto (Piano), Dirk Altmann (Clarinet)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1934-1938 
Venue:  Bürgerhaus Backnang 
Length: 0 Minutes 50 Secs. 
10.
Le Portrait de Daisy Hamilton pour clarinette et piano: Romance (pour Marie-Christine, en revenant d by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Mako Okamoto (Piano), Dirk Altmann (Clarinet)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1934-1938 
Venue:  Bürgerhaus Backnang 
Length: 1 Minutes 14 Secs. 
11.
Le Portrait de Daisy Hamilton pour clarinette et piano: Le Chant de la mer (mouvement du final de ma by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Dirk Altmann (Clarinet), Mako Okamoto (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1934-1938 
Venue:  Bürgerhaus Backnang 
Length: 1 Minutes 5 Secs. 
12.
Le Portrait de Daisy Hamilton pour clarinette et piano: Grâce insoucieuse by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Mako Okamoto (Piano), Dirk Altmann (Clarinet)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1934-1938 
Venue:  Bürgerhaus Backnang 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
13.
Le Portrait de Daisy Hamilton pour clarinette et piano: Autre Danse by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Dirk Altmann (Clarinet), Mako Okamoto (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1934-1938 
Venue:  Bürgerhaus Backnang 
Length: 0 Minutes 32 Secs. 
14.
Le Portrait de Daisy Hamilton pour clarinette et piano: Marche dans les sentiers de la nuit by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Mako Okamoto (Piano), Dirk Altmann (Clarinet)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1934-1938 
Venue:  Bürgerhaus Backnang 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
15.
Le Portrait de Daisy Hamilton pour clarinette et piano: Berceuse nocturne by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Mako Okamoto (Piano), Dirk Altmann (Clarinet)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1934-1938 
Venue:  Bürgerhaus Backnang 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
16.
Le Portrait de Daisy Hamilton pour clarinette et piano: "Je veux..." by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Dirk Altmann (Clarinet), Mako Okamoto (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1934-1938 
Venue:  Bürgerhaus Backnang 
Length: 0 Minutes 32 Secs. 
17.
Gnossiennes (6) for Piano: no 1 by Erik Satie
Performer:  Mako Okamoto (Piano), Anne-Maria Holscher (Accordion), Dirk Altmann (Clarinet),
Gesa Jenne-Dönneweg (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; France 
Venue:  Bürgerhaus Backnang 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
18.
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Dirk Altmann (Clarinet), Mako Okamoto (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; France 
Venue:  Bürgerhaus Backnang 
Length: 14 Minutes 5 Secs. 

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