The internationally acclaimed clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer (principal clarinetist with the Berliner Philharmoniker) presents the new series The clarinet collection, adding variety to the clarinettist's repertoire. The first volume contains a selection of five songs by Gustav Mahler. The composer's rich song includes his songs Wunderhorn songs, the Songs of a Wayfarer, the Rückert songs, the Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children) and the Song of the Earth. This book includes a selection of pieces that best provides the best of the world. (Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen, Lob des hohen Verstandes, Verlorne Mueh, Rheinlegendchen, and Oft denk 'ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen). Mahler 's original arrangements for voice and piano or orchestral accompaniment in a purely instrumental dialogue between two important instrumentalists. In most cases the colorful orchestral versions provide the starting point. The omission of the text also requires different types of indulgent sweetness and grotesque irony.