While most clarinetists works from of the vast repertoire for clarinet and piano as extended etudes as a part of their studies, Allan Ware and Wolfgang Mechsner have made it their goal to interpret these works with their full attention. The success of this untertaking has been repeatedly proven through excellent critiques and exhuberant audience response. Witty and informative verbal descriptions during the concerts make the pieces come alive for the listeners.
About Wolfgang Mechsner
A Trip around the World (and through Time)
Alexander Tscherepnin Sonate in einem Satz (1939)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco – 1. Satz aus der Sonata, op. 128
Carl Loewe – 2 Sätze aus Schottische Bilder, op. 112
Francis Poulenc Sonata (1962) “ à la mémoire d'Artur Honegger"
Ralph Vaughan-Williams –2 Sätze aus Six Studies in English Folk Songs
Leó Weiner - Peregi Verbunk (Werbungstanz)
Roberto Sierra – 2 Sätze aus Cinco Bocetos (Fünf Skizzen) (1984)
Leonard Bernstein Sonata "for David Oppenheim" (194142)
Norbert Burgmüller ‑- Duo, op. 15 in Es‑-dur
Claude Debussy ‑- Première Rhapsodie
Charles Camille Saint‑-Saëns ‑- Sonate op.
Francois Devienne ‑- Sonate
Carl Maria von Weber ‑- Grand Duo Concertante, op. 48
International Meeting with Fireworks
Claude Debussy ‑- Première Rhapsodie
Niels Gade ‑- Fantasiestücke, op. 43
Gioachino Rossini ‑- Introduktion, Thema und Variationen
LEÓ WEINER - Peregi Verbunk
Carl Reinecke - Sonate, „Undine“, op. 167*
*Oder anstatt Reinecke eine der Brahms-Sonaten Op. 120
Classical, Romantic and Modern German
Deutsche Klassik, Romantik, Moderne
Wanhal - Sonate
Hindemith - Sonate
Alban Berg - Vier Stücke
Brahms - Sonate f-moll
Honegger - Sonatine
Strawinski - Drei Stücke
Martinu - Sonatina
Schumann - Fantasiestücke
Weber - Gran Duo Concertante
Milhaud - Duo Concertante
Saints-Saens - Sonate
Debussy - Premiére Rhapsodie
Messiaen - Abyss of the Birds (Solo clarinet)
Poulenc - Sonate
International Mix II
Gade - Fantasiestücke
Lutoslawski - Five Dance Preludes
Burgmüller - Duo in Es-dur
Brahms - Sonate Es-dur
Jacqueline Fontyn - Mime II
Ilse Fromm-Michaels - Stimmungen eines Faunes (solo clarinet)
Elisabeth Lutyens - Five Little Pieces
Violetta Dinescu - Satya IV
Elisabeth Maconchy - Fantasia
Marie Elisabeth von Sachsen-Meiningen - Romanze
is a multi-faceted musician. He is not only an experienced chamber musician and Lied accompanist in the classical realm, he also applies himself intensely to jazz. In addition he is the author of books on musicological and pedagogical subjects.
He was born in Dortmund, and studied piano and pedagogy with Prof. Gregor Weichert at the Institut Münster of the Northwest German Music Academy Detmold.
He studied further with Conrad Hansen in Hamburg. After teaching piano majors at the City Conservatory of Osnabrück he started teaching piano majors, applied piano and music theory at the “Hochschule” (Conservatory) in Vechta. He was named a full professor there in 2008. He teaches jazz piano at the Conservatory in Osnabrück.
In addition to his teaching, Wolfgang Mechsner performs concerts as a chamber musician and as a soloist. With the Saint-Clair Trio (with whom he recorde the CD “Songs of Innocence”) he has played numerous in Germany and other countries (USA, Albania).
As pianist with the Remarque-Trios (Piano Trio) plays regularly on the chamber music series of the Osnabrück Opera House.
With the Jazz Duo CrossoverPiano he has performed in Germany and in Holland, including a nationwide broadcast in Holland of the „Concertsender Amsterdam“.
In 2008 Wolfgang Mechsner founded the Jazz-Trio “Unicombo” in Vechta.
As an author Wolfgang Mechsner has written a biography of the composer Wilhelm Petersen (Frankfurt 1996) and the teaching manual „Spielen und Begleiten” (Playing and Accompanying” (Darmstadt 2002) about spontaneous accompanying of songs and the first steps to jazz improvisation. This book is in its third printing.
Duo Allan Ware-
(Clarinet and Piano)
Foto: Ella Welsch