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Yuja Wang / Andreas Ottensamer / Gautier Capucon

Works by Rachmaninoff & Brahms (CD)

Pianist Yuja Wang, clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer and cellist Gautier Capuçon have earned a reputation as a “super-trio”, having given performances worldwide that reveal the instinctive, almost telepathic bond of musical communication that exists between the three players. Their first album for Deutsche Grammophon documents that extraordinary rapport. Capturing the energy and intensity of sessions held at the Konzerthaus Dortmund in 2021.

Works by Sergei Rachmaninoff & Johannes Brahms includes visionary interpretations of the milestones of late-Romantic chamber music: Yuja Wang and Gautier Capuçon present an ideal interpretation of Rachmaninoff's "Cello Sonata Op. 19;" they convey every dramatic twist and turn of its score, from the darkness and despair of the opening movement to the joyful ecstasy of the finale. The trio also played Brahms’s "Cello Sonata No.1 Op. 38" and the same composer’s Trio for piano, clarinet and cello Op. 114 – in “tonal, musical and technical perfection”. (Rheinische Post) “It’s a big challenge to record a masterpiece like the Brahms Trio – and the only way I wanted to do this was with my close friends Yuja and Gautier”, notes Andreas Ottensamer. Capuçon adds, “Everything flowed with such ease with this recording.”

Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 38

Allegro non troppo
Allegretto quasi Menuetto

Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19

Lento. Allegro moderato
Allegro scherzando
Allegro mosso

Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114

Andantino grazioso