Brahms Clarinet Sonatas

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
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.
Jean-Guihen Queyras & Alexandre Tharaud - Brahms: Cello Sonatas & Hungarian Dances (2018)

Jean-Guihen Queyras & Alexandre Tharaud - Brahms: Cello Sonatas & Hungarian Dances (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 299 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 13 | Time: 71:20 min

Pianist Alexandre Tharaud and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras are long-established as a duo team, but this is the first time that Queyras has joined Tharaud for an Erato recording. They have chosen works that lie at the heart of the Romantic repertoire, all by Brahms: his two cello sonatas and the duo’s own transcriptions of six of the Hungarian Dances.
Jean-Guihen Queyras & Alexandre Tharaud - Brahms: Cello Sonatas & Hungarian Dances (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jean-Guihen Queyras & Alexandre Tharaud - Brahms: Cello Sonatas & Hungarian Dances (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:20 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Pianist Alexandre Tharaud and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras are long-established as a duo team, but this is the first time that Queyras has joined Tharaud for an Erato recording. They have chosen works that lie at the heart of the Romantic repertoire, all by Brahms: his two cello sonatas and the duo’s own transcriptions of six of the Hungarian Dances.
Steven Isserlis, Stephen Hough - Brahms: Cello Sonatas; Dvořák, Suk: Cello Showpieces (2005)

Steven Isserlis, Stephen Hough - Brahms: Cello Sonatas; Dvořák, Suk: Cello Showpieces (2005)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:49 | 264 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA 67529

In 1984 Steven Isserlis made excellent recordings for Hyperion of the Brahms sonatas with Peter Evans; this time he's added some substantial extra items – the two Suk pieces, wonderfully played, are particularly welcome. The new recording is fuller in sound and more realistic; Stephen Hough's commanding playing of Brahms's 'big' piano parts could, one feels, overpower the cello but, thanks to his sensitivity, this never happens.
Michael Collins & Michael McHale - Reger: Clarinet Sonatas (2017)

Michael Collins & Michael McHale - Reger: Clarinet Sonatas (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 225 MB
Label: Chandos | Tracks: 12 | Time: 71:38 min

Michael Collins and Michael McHale here present a new volume in their exploration of the lyrical clarinet repertoire. Their journey through works that encapsulate the variety of nuance and colour of which the instrument is capable, inevitably led them to another great composer for the medium: Max Reger. The Brahms-influenced (see CHAN 10844), essentially lyrical and tender works recorded here contrast particularly with the more familiar, contrapuntally rich and loud organ music usually associated with Reger.
Renaud Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich - Brahms: Violin Sonatas 1-3 (2005)

Renaud Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich - Brahms: Violin Sonatas 1-3 (2005)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 79:06 | 286 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog: 7243545731

Is this what Gallic Brahms sounds like? Well, violinist Renaud Capuçon is French-born and French-trained, and pianist Nicholas Angelich, while America-born, is French-trained, but does this make them French musicians rather than musicians who are French? Possibly: Capuçon has the lean, lyrical tone that has been the specialty of French violinists since Louis Capet and Angelich has the lush, lucid tone that has been the specialty of French pianists since Walter Gieseking.
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.