place de l'Europe
Corinna Niemeyer, conductor
Daniel Ottensamer, clarinet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Symphony No.34
Jean Françaix: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No.82 “The Bear”
Amongst the functions often attributed to music, is not that of creating pleasure – in the end – the most noble? In any case, it is what Jean Françaix seemed to think. In his charming and acrobatic Clarinet concerto, here performed by the virtuoso Daniel Ottensamer, the numerous pirouettes are evidence of a hereditary link with the humour of Joseph Haydn. The latter did not hesitate to pepper his symphonies with numerous jokes. As for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, does not his music always give pleasure? Come and see for yourself!