Brahms Clarinet Sonatas

Nicolai Pfeffer & Felix Wahl - Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas, Op. 120 & Piano Pieces, Op. 119 (2018) [24/96]

Nicolai Pfeffer & Felix Wahl - Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas, Op. 120 & Piano Pieces, Op. 119 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:45 minutes | 932 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

There is no doubt that we owe the creation of Johannes Brahms' last piano and chamber music works to his meeting with the Meiningen Court Orchestra's exceptional clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld, who inspired Brahms to new heights of creativity. The complementary sonatas op. 120, with their interwoven motifs, are full in equal measure of exuberant joy, driving passion and moments of picturesque calm. A kaleidoscope of emotions, and a sublime, pioneering gift for his admirers and musical successors. In a subtle musical dialogue, Nicolai Pfeffer and Felix Wahl present a refreshing, high-contrast image of this late work, full of powerful yet lyrical nuance.
Nicolai Pfeffer & Felix Wahl - Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas, Op. 120 & Piano Pieces, Op. 119 (2018)

Nicolai Pfeffer & Felix Wahl - Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas, Op. 120 & Piano Pieces, Op. 119 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 210 MB
Label: CAvi-music | Tracks: 11 | Time: 56:45 min

There is no doubt that we owe the creation of Johannes Brahms' last piano and chamber music works to his meeting with the Meiningen Court Orchestra's exceptional clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld, who inspired Brahms to new heights of creativity. The complementary sonatas op. 120, with their interwoven motifs, are full in equal measure of exuberant joy, driving passion and moments of picturesque calm. A kaleidoscope of emotions, and a sublime, pioneering gift for his admirers and musical successors. In a subtle musical dialogue, Nicolai Pfeffer and Felix Wahl present a refreshing, high-contrast image of this late work, full of powerful yet lyrical nuance.
Thea King, Clifford Benson - Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas (1986) Reissue 2004

Thea King, Clifford Benson - Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas (1986) Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 144 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion/Helios | # CDH55158 | Time: 00:43:30

Brahms’s two sonatas for clarinet and piano, Op 120, composed in 1894, were followed only by the four Serious Songs and a set of organ chorale preludes (some of which may have been written at earlier times). His farewell to chamber music was also his farewell gift to the clarinet. The two works recorded here were preceded by the Clarinet Trio in A minor (Op 114) and the great Clarinet Quintet in B minor (Op 115), and all four masterpieces were inspired by the playing of Richard Mühlfeld, principal clarinettist of the Meiningen Orchestra.

Brahms – Clarinet Sonatas & Trio – Fröst (2005)  Music

Posted by p.cedric at Nov. 21, 2007
Brahms – Clarinet Sonatas & Trio – Fröst (2005)

Brahms – Clarinet Sonatas & Trio – Fröst (2005)
Classical | 67'14 | 264 MB | FLAC + CUE | Front JPG
Pablo Barragán, Juan Pérez Floristán & Andrei Ionita - Brahms: Complete Clarinet Sonatas & Trio (2018) [24/96]

Pablo Barragán, Juan Pérez Floristán & Andrei Ionita - Brahms: Complete Clarinet Sonatas & Trio (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:35 minutes | 1.14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

It is clear and undisputed that the Sonatas belong to the outstanding clarinet music-literature. Brahms succeeds in his two Sister Sonatas to show the full sonority of the woodwind instrument while treating the piano as an accompaniment, but equal chamber music partner. Clarinet and piano always stay together in support and in dialogue. The composition in all of these works can be experienced as a contribution to any understanding of expression and inter-musical relationships: this becomes clear on an inter-musical level of the composition and on an inter-humane level of the interpreters.
Olari Elts - Glanert: 4 Präludien und Ernste Gesänge & Weites Land - Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No. 1 (2017)

Olari Elts - Glanert: 4 Präludien und Ernste Gesänge & Weites Land - Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No. 1 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 242.63 Mb | 59:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ondine - ODE 1263-2

This Ondine recording includes a fascinating programme: Luciano Berio’s (1925–2003) iconic adaptation of Johannes Brahms’ (1833–1897) Clarinet Sonata No. 1 combined with Detlev Glanert’s (b.1960) recent arrangement of Brahms’ late vocal masterpiece, Four Serious Songs. Also included is Glanert’s new orchestral work Weites Land (2013) written in the spirit of Brahms. This disc includes as its soloists award-winning clarinetist Kari Kriikku and German baritone Michael Nagy. This is the second Ondine release of Estonian conductor Olari Elts together with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.
Benjamin, Cooke, Arnold, Horovitz, Gregson - British Clarinet Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2013)

Benjamin, Cooke, Arnold, Horovitz, Gregson - British Clarinet Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2013)
X Lossless Decoder | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 233 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 175 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog Number: 10704

This is Volume 1 in a new series of British Clarinet Sonatas, featuring the exclusive Chandos artist Michael Collins in works by Bax, Bliss, Howells, Ireland, and Stanford. He is accompanied by the pianist Michael McHale. Their ‘Lyrical Clarinet’ disc received much praise, among others from BBC Music which noted: ‘It’s hard to imagine this programme better played than it is here by Collins and McHale… technically impeccable.’

King, Gabrieli - Brahms: Clarinet Quintet, Clarinet Trio (1993)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Oct. 29, 2014
King, Gabrieli - Brahms: Clarinet Quintet, Clarinet Trio (1993)

King, Gabrieli - Brahms: Clarinet Quintet, Clarinet Trio (1993)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 299 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 66107

Among the most cherished of all chamber works, the Quintet was written after Brahms visited the ducal court of Meiningen and heard Richard Mühlfeld, whom he considered one of the greatest woodwind players he had ever heard. It is a heartfelt work, and seems to sum up Brahms's life, with a mood of resignation-without-bitterness prevailing. This is one of Brahms's finest achievements.

Ensemble DeNOTE - Vanhal: Clarinet Sonatas (2013)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 13, 2018
Ensemble DeNOTE - Vanhal: Clarinet Sonatas (2013)

Ensemble DeNOTE - Vanhal: Clarinet Sonatas (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:08:04 | 317 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: SFZ Music| Catalog: SFZM 0413

Johann Baptist Vanhal's clarinet sonatas are mostly notable for their historical value. Written between 1801 and 1810, they legitimized the clarinet as an equal partner in the sonata form. They did for that instrument what Beethoven did for the cello around the same time. Until the turn of the century, the clarinet had mainly appeared in ensembles with multiple other instruments, like the great quintets of Mozart and Weber.
Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Canino - Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonatas (2001) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Canino - Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonatas (2001)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:29 minutes | 1.56 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Brahms was a severe critic of his own work, often assailed with uncertainty and reluctant to publish works he considered immature or incomplete. With the exception of the Scherzo in C flat for the Sonata F.A.E. he made his first violin solo work known to the public at only the age of 45 with the publication of the Concerto in D major, op. 77.