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Fraulein Klarinette

Donald Macleod introduces three of Brahms's nostalgic late works for clarinet, preceded by a sombre organ chorale.

1891 - nearly 60 years old now - old man Brahms, resplendent with a great white beard, is in love again. But this time the object of his affections isn't a woman, but a clarinet.

In this final programme in the seires Donald Macleod concludes by taking us through Brahms's last - and perhaps greatest - chamber works: his two clarinet sonatas and clarinet quintet.

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Fri 3 Sep 2010 12:00

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Music Played

  • Johannes Brahms

    Chorale Prelude: "O Welt, Ich Muss Dich Lassen", Op.posth. 122

    Performer: Robert Parkins (Flentrop Organ, Duke Chapel, Duke University, Durham, USA)

    • NAXOS 8550824.
    • 13.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op.115 [extract]

    Performer: Thea King (clarinet), Gabrieli String Quartet

    • HYPERION CDA66107.
    • 1.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Sonata no.1 for viola and piano in F Minor, Op.120 no.1 [extract]

    Performer: William Primrose (viola), Rudolf Firkusny (piano)

    • EMI CDM5660652.
    • 14 to 15.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Sonata no.2 for clarinet and piano, Op.120 no.2

    Performer: Martin Fröst (clarinet), Roland Pöntinen (piano)

    • BIS BISSACD1353.
    • 5 to 8.

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