Brahms: Trio for Piano, Clarinet & Cello; Clarinet Sonatas

Brahms: Trio for Piano, Clarinet & Cello; Clarinet Sonatas

by Karl Leister

CD

$18.04 $18.99 Save 5% Current price is $18.04, Original price is $18.99. You Save 5%.
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Want it by Wednesday, October 24  Order now and choose Expedited Shipping during checkout.

Overview

Brahms: Trio for Piano, Clarinet & Cello; Clarinet Sonatas

At the end of his life, Johannes Brahms wrote four great chamber works for the renowned clarinetist Richard Mühlfield: a quintet, a trio, and two sonatas. The clarinet's dark, mellow tone ideally suits the autumnal mood of the composer's late style. Karl Leister (principal clarinetist of the Berlin Philharmonic for more than three decades) has perfected the art of understatement, giving performances that emphasize the music's intimate lyricism. Other musicians may find more burning passion in these scores -- Richard Stoltzman, for example -- but Leister and his colleagues, cellist Wolfgang Boettcher and pianist Ferenc Bognár, prefer to smolder, providing ample warmth without overheating. Nimbus's recording bathes the instruments in a golden glow that is particularly flattering to Leister's liquid tone.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/18/1999
Label: Nimbus Records
UPC: 0710357560026
catalogNumber: 5600
Rank: 223040

Tracks

  1. Trio for clarinet (or viola), cello & piano in A minor, Op. 114
  2. Sonata for Clarinet (or viola) & Piano No. 1 in F minor, Op. 120/1
  3. Sonata for Clarinet (or viola) & Piano No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 120/2

Album Credits

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews