The Great Clarinet Quintet
After the completion of the Op. 111 string quintet, Johannes Brahms decided to end his career as a composer. But when Brahms heard clarinetist Richard Mühlfeld performing he decided to start composing again and wrote, among other masterpieces, his quintet for clarinet, 2 violins, viola and cello. The piece is inspired by Hungarian folk tunes and still commands the title for the most beautiful and versatile composition of its genre. Enjoy hearing this masterpiece by 5 commanding musicians: Anthony McGill, the principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic, violinists Gil Shaham and Adele Anthony, Colin Jacobsen, viola and Eric Jacobsen, cello.
- Johannes Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115