Brahms: Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114

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Brahms: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2 & Clarinet Trio

Brahms: Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2 & Clarinet Trio


Brahms:

Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38

Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99

Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114

with Fabio di Càsola (clarinet)


Ophélie Gaillard (cello) & Louis Schwizgebel-Wang (piano)

Brahms's important output of 24 chamber scores dominated the second half of the 19th century, as that of Beethoven had dominated the first half. His corpus was thus a response to that of Beethoven, his model, and to that of Mendelssohn, who was likewise born in Hamburg and also composed two cello sonatas. In 1890, aged only 57, Brahms resolved to give up composing but he had reckoned without the inspiration that his meeting with the Meiningen clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld was to have on his creative imagination. He subsequently added four scores for clarinet to his output, including this Trio Op. 114.

Louis Schwizgebel-Wang was awarded 2nd prize at the Leeds Piano Competition 2012.

“Gaillard has always displayed an extraordinary palette of colours and these some alive more than ever on this recording...the voyage into earlier repertoire since her last such disc...seems to have informed her playing with even more subtlety than before.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2013

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Brahms: Sonaten Op. 120 & Trio Op. 114

Brahms: Sonaten Op. 120 & Trio Op. 114


Brahms:

Clarinet Sonata No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 120 No. 2

Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114

Roel Dieltiens (cello)

Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1


Walter Boeykens (clarinet), Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden (piano)

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Brahms: The Complete Chamber Music for Clarinet

Brahms: The Complete Chamber Music for Clarinet


Brahms:

Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114

Danjulo Ishizaka (cello), Christoph Berner (piano)

Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1

Christoph Berner (piano)

Clarinet Sonata No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 120 No. 2

Christoph Berner (piano)

Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

Mandelring Quartett


Laura Ruiz Ferreres (clarinet)

This recording of the complete chamber music works for clarinet by Johannes Brahms is presented with first-rate interpreters: Laura Ruiz Ferreres, one of the most gifted clarinettists of her generation, and pianist Christoph Berner.

Internationally renowned cellist Danjulo Ishizaka and the Mandelring Quartet complete the superb line-up of instrumentalists for this recording.

At the end of his career, when he had already made his will, Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) was enthused by an instrument which was mainly familiar as an indispensable component of the romantic orchestra: the clarinet. However, since Mozart and Weber, chamber music for clarinet had been somewhat neglected. If it had not been for Richard Mühlfeld, the exceptionally gifted virtuoso of the Meiningen Court Orchestra, who was the source of inspiration for four chamber music works for clarinet between 1891 and 1894, Brahms might never again have written any music. However, the melancholy North German had a predilection for the noble middle register and expressive 'speaking' tone of the clarinet, of which he makes full use in all four works. Whilst the Trio Op. 114 with piano and cello has always been regarded as a subtly constructed work for connoisseurs, the Quintet Op. 115 with the accompaniment of a string quartet is a miraculous blend of sound and passionate lyricism. Alongside the Clarinet Sonatas Op.120, these late chamber works with clarinet constituted a veritable renaissance which continues to the present day.

“The focal point of this collection is the Spanish clarinettist Laura Ruiz Ferreres...All the attributes of a fine clarinettist are there - agility, lovely woody tone in the lower register, rising through a rich middle to a piercing top - and these are allied with a most satisfying musical sense.” International Record Review, May 2013

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Fibonacci Sequence: Clarinet

Fibonacci Sequence: Clarinet


Baermann, H:

Adagio in D flat for Clarinet & Strings 'Wagner's Adagio'

Brahms:

Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114

Glinka:

Trio Pathetique in D minor

Mendelssohn:

Concert Piece No. 2 in D minor for clarinet, basset horn & piano/orchestra, Op. 114

Milhaud:

Suite d'Après Corrette, Op. 161b


Julian Farrell (clarinet), Kenneth Sillitoe, Helen Paterson (violins), Louise Williams (viola), Benjamin Hughes (cello), Stephen Williams (double bass), Christopher O’Neal (oboe), Nicholas Bucknall (basset horn), Richard Skinner (bassoon) & Kathron Sturrock (piano)

The Fibonacci Sequence

Distinguished chamber ensemble, The Fibonacci Sequence present their fifth disc in the instrument-led series of recordings focusing on music for clarinet.

Now in its eighteenth year, the Fibonacci Sequence is considered one of the UK’s most distinguished chamber ensembles with a wide-ranging discography and impressive reviews. The ensemble has performed at the world’s leading festivals and venues and it has been chosen for the season 2012-2013 by the Concert Promotions Network.

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Brahms: The Complete Piano Trios

Brahms: The Complete Piano Trios


Brahms:

Piano Trios Nos. 1-3 (Complete)

Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114

Ludmila Peterková (clarinet)

Horn Trio in E flat major, Op. 40

Přemysl Vojta (french horn)


Smetana Trio

New CD from BBC Music Magazine Award Winning Smetana Trio.

Following on from the recording of the complete trios of Antonin Dvořak (Supraphon), the renowned and critically acclaimed Smetana Trio have taken the logical step of recording a Johannes Brahms album of the same ilk. As a pianist, Brahms earned admiration back in his childhood and later on many occasions even premiered his own pieces. Almost four decades span the first trio Brahms wrote, at the age of twenty, and the last. Besides piano trios in the traditional configuration, he composed a trio for horn and a trio for clarinet. The sound of the horn, an instrument Brahms himself played, was reputedly loved by the composer’s mother and he wrote the horn trio as a response to her death. Brahms created the clarinet trio for the celebrated clarinettist Richard Muhlfeld, whom the composer esteemed immensely.

The Smetana Trio’s guests on the new recording are the outstanding clarinettist Ludmila Peterkova and the superlative horn player Přemysl Vojta, winner of the ARD Munich competition (2010) and holder of a Beethoven Ring. Brahms with the tenderness and engrossing romantic expressiveness of the Smetana Trio.

Recorded at the Martinek Studio, Prague, June 2011 (Trios Nos 2&3, Clarinet Trio) and June 2012 (Trio No. 1, Horn Trio).

“Overall, these musicians have an especially strong and fine sense of line. The Horn Trio is full of echt-Romantic vistas and half-lights...The Clarinet Trio is a revelation: not at all the austere, reserved piece it often seems, but deeply poetic and full of late autumnal colours.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2013 ****

“there is spontaneous engagement with the music and such a heroic sweep to the playing...(Peterkova's clarinet playing in the Op. 114 Trio is absolutely magical)...The Smetana Trio is thus at or near the top of my short-list of relatively recent recordings of these glorious works.” International Record Review, May 2013

“What the Smetana may lack in polish they make up for in exciting raw edged playing. This rather sets them apart from other ensembles.” MusicWeb International, April 2013

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Ensemble Liaison: Bruch, Brahms, Beethoven

Ensemble Liaison: Bruch, Brahms, Beethoven


Beethoven:

Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 11 'Gassenhauer', for clarinet, cello & piano

Brahms:

Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114

Bruch:

Eight Pieces for clarinet, viola and piano, Op. 83, No. 1

Eight Pieces for clarinet, viola and piano, Op. 83, No. 2

Eight Pieces for clarinet, viola and piano, Op. 83, No. 3

Eight Pieces for clarinet, viola and piano, Op. 83, No. 6


Ensemble Liaison: Svetlana Bogosavljevic (cello), David Griffiths (clarinet) & Timothy Young (piano)

This is Ensemble Liaison’s debut CD. The group was formed in 2006 and is Monash University’s Ensemble in Residence. They have performed throughout Australia including for Musica Viva, and have appeared on ABC-TV’s Sunday Arts program.

This CD contains the two major chamber works for this instrumental combination: the youthful Beethoven Trio, written when he was just 27; the late Brahms Trio, written for clarinettist Richard Muhlfield whose inspired playing brought Brahms out of retirement and to conclude the recital the beautiful and harmonically daring Eight Pieces by Bruch.

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Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart: Clarinet Trios

Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart: Clarinet Trios


Beethoven:

Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 11 'Gassenhauer', for clarinet, cello & piano

Brahms:

Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114

Mozart:

Clarinet Trio in E flat major, K498 "Kegelstatt-Trio"


Emanuel Ax (piano), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Richard Stoltzman (clarinet)

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Brahms: Piano Trios, Horn Trio & Clarinet Trio

Brahms: Piano Trios, Horn Trio & Clarinet Trio


Brahms:

Piano Trios Nos. 1-3 (Complete)

Nicolas Chumachenco (violin), Martin Ostertag (cello) & Kalle Randalu (piano)

Horn Trio in E flat major, Op. 40

Frank Lloyd (horn), Nicolas Chumachenco (violin) & Kalle Randalu (piano)

Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114

Ulf Rodenhäuser (clarinet), Martin Ostertag (cello) & Kalle Randalu (piano)


This fine 2-CD set presents the complete trios of Brahms. The three Piano Trios date from the extremes of the composer’s life - from 1854 when he was about twenty years old until 1887 when he was fifty three. The Clarinet Trio was one of his very last works, with the marvellous Horn Trio being a middle period work.

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Brahms: Viola Quintet & Trio

Brahms: Viola Quintet & Trio

Works for clarinet & strings arranged by Brahms for viola


Brahms:

Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114


Ronald Gorevic (viola), Roy Lewis (violin), Matthias Naegele (cello), John Dexter (viola), Eric Lewis (violin), Judith Gordon (piano)

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The Voice of the Clarinet

The Voice of the Clarinet


Brahms:

Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114

Martin Helmchen (piano)

Massenet:

Meditation (from Thaïs)

Itamar Golan (piano)

Mendelssohn:

Concert Piece No. 1 in F major for clarinet, basset horn, & piano/orchestra, Op. 113

Johannes Peitz (basset-horn)

MDR Sinfonieorchester, Gregor Bühl

Rossini:

Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet & Orchestra

MDR Sinfonieorchester

Gregor Bühl

Shostakovich:

Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 17 in A flat major

Itamar Golan (piano)

Weber:

Clarinet Quintet in B flat major, Op. 34, J182

Version with String Orchestra

Sinfonia Varsovia, Gregor Bühl


On her clarinet, Sharon Kam expresses something for which there are no words. At one with her instrument, she thrills in this compilation with a virtuosic suppleness and sensitive cantabile in a class of its own. A firework display of vivacity and emotion. This reissue includes works by Weber, Rossini, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Massenet.

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