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Wydawnictwo: Bis
Nr katalogowy: BISSACD 2557
Nośnik: 1 SACD
Data wydania: grudzień 2021
EAN: 7318599925578
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Epoka muzyczna: romantyzm
Obszar (język): niemiecki
Instrumenty: klarnet, fortepian
Rodzaj: sonata

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Brahms: Three Sonatas

Bis - BISSACD 2557
Michael Collins, clarinet
Stephen Hough, piano
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Sonata No. 2 in A major for violin and piano, Op. 100, adapted for the clarinet by Michael Collins
Sonata No. 1 in F minor for clarinet and piano, Op. 120 No. 1
Sonata No. 2 in E flat major for clarinet and piano, Op. 120 No. 2
Friends of long standing as well as regular partners in chamber music, Michael Collins and Stephen Hough bring their combined musical insights and expertise to bear on Johannes Brahms's sonatas for clarinet and piano. Together with the composer's trio for clarinet, cello and piano and clarinet quintet, the sonatas are among the most treasured works in the repertoire of the instrument - but it is partly down to good luck that we have them at all. When Brahms in 1891 heard the clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld, principal clarinet of the Meiningen Court Orchestra, he had already announced his retirement. He was enraptured by Mühlfeld's playing and its vocal qualities, however, and made a 'comeback': during the following couple of years he composed all four of his clarinet works.

These were written especially for Mühlfeld, whose spirit does seem to pervade the two sonatas - we hear an unusually sunny and lyrical Brahms, with plenty of opportunity to sing for both instruments. When the sonatas were published, they appeared with alternative viola parts to replace the clarinet, and soon violin versions prepared by the composer were also brought out. For the opening work on the disc, Michael Collins has therefore taken a leaf out of Brahms's book, by adapting the composer's Violin Sonata No. 2, another late work. The amount of adaptation needed is small: a lot of the violin writing fits the clarinet well, and the sonata share much of the songlike quality of the two 'real' clarinet sonatas.

Recording: 19th 21st June 2020 at Henry Wood Hall, London, England. Instrumentarium: Clarinet in B flat: Yamaha Artist Model SE; Grand piano: C. Bechstein model D, serial number 211627.

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