ensemble minui


minui

[lat.: decrease, minimize]

Passion for opera and an infectious enthusiasm for chamber music is behind the innovative and unique vision of the ensemble minui. Living up to the latin meaning of our ensemble name minui, we perform a reduced version of works from the symphonic and operatic repertoire. The pieces are specially arranged by clarinetist Stefan Potzmann for this unique group of five string and four wind players. The process and result of these reductions offers the audience and performer alike a fresh perspective on the works. All members of the ensemble minui have played in Austria's leading orchestras and are currently members of the Kärntner Sinfonie Orchester.

musicians

violin - Anna Morgulets

violin - Helmut Rosson

viola - Nejc Mikolic

violoncello - Wilhelm Pflegerl

double bass - Anna Gruchmann-Bernau

flute - Sieglinde Größinger

clarinet - Stefan Potzmann

french horn - Markus Höller

bassoon - Clemens Böhm

repertoire


The constantly growing repertoire of the ensemble minui captivates with its rare qualities and flexibility. Apart from small-set standard chamber works, arrangements from symphonies and opera form the core of our repertoire. The ensemble plays, in contrast to the more standard nonet (four strings, five winds) with five string and four wind instruments, creating a distinctive and soft orchestral sound.

quintet

W. A. Mozart - Klarinettenquintett, A-Dur, KV 581

J. Brahms - Klarinettenquintett, h-moll, op. 115

R. Fuchs - Klarinettenquintett, Es-Dur, op. 102

 

septet

L. v. Beethoven - Septett, Es-Dur, op. 20

 

octet

F. Schubert - Oktett, F-Dur, D 803

H. Hofmann - Oktett, F-Dur, op. 80

 

nonet

(2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, french horn, bassoon)

 

W. A. Mozart - Ouvertüre zu Idomeneo, KV 366 *

W. A. Mozart - Auszüge aus Don Giovanni, KV 527 *

G. Verdi - Ouvertüre zu La forza del Destino *

G. Verdi - Preludio aus La Traviata 

G. Puccini - Tosca Nonett * 

R. Wagner - Siegfried Idyll, WWV 103 * 

R. Wagner - Vorspiel zu Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90 * 

P. I. Tschaikowski - Auszüge aus Der Nussknacker, op. 71 *

W. A. Mozart - Arie: "Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio", KV 418 *

G. Faure - Pavane, fis-moll, op. 50 *

M. Leontovych - Carol of the Bells *

J. Strauß - Ouvertüre zu Die Fledermaus, op. 362 *

A. Ponchielli - Tanz der Stunden aus La Gioconda *

J. S. Bach - Hirtensinfonie aus Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 *

E. Elgar - Salut d'Amour, op. 12 *

É. Waldteufel - Les Patineurs, op 183 *

C. Debussy - Petite Suite *

F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Sinfonie Nr. 4, A-Dur, op. 90 "Italienische" * 

A. Dvorak - Sinfonie Nr. 8, G-Dur, op. 88 *

 

pieces with soloist

L. v. Beethoven - Romanze, F-Dur, op. 50 *

P. I. Tschaikowski - Danse Russe aus Schwanensee op. 20 *

F. J. Haydn - Konzert für Trompete und Nonett, Es-Dur, Hob.Vlle: 1*

H. Steppan - "For ever...", op. 342a, Uraufführung 2018 durch ensemble minui

 

pieces with singer

E. Humperdinck - Abendsegen aus Hänsel und Gretel * 

W. A. Mozart - Exultate Jubilate, KV 165 *

M. Reger - Mariä Wiegenlied, op. 76, Nr. 52 *

L. v. Beethoven - Lieder für Bariton und Quartett (Violine, Klarinette, Cello und Kontrabass)*

Adelaide

Aus Goethes Faust

Der Kuss

Ich liebe dich

Mailied

Neue Liebe

Sehnsucht

Wonne der Wehmut

 

Pieces marked with  *  were edited or arranged by Stefan Potzmann and are performed exclusively by the ensemble minui.