Brahms: Clarinet Trio; Horn Trio; Piano Quintet; Clarinet Quintet; Schumann Variations
Schiff; Högner; Schmidl; Solti; Takács Quartet
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4801280
Barcode
00028948012800
Format
2-CD
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JOHANNES BRAHMS
Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114

András Schiff, piano
Peter Schmidl, clarinet
Friedrich Dolezal, cello

Horn Trio in E flat major, Op. 40

András Schiff, piano
Günther Högner, horn
Erich Binder, violin

Variations for 4 hands on a theme by Schumann, Op. 23

András Schiff, piano
Georg Solti, piano

Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

András Schiff, piano
Takács Quartet

Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

Peter Schmidl, clarinet
Members of the New Vienna Octet

Recording information

Recording Producers: Christopher Raeburn (Clarinet Trio, Horn Trio, Variations); Ray Minshull (Piano Quintet); Michael Haas (Clarinet Quintet)
Balance Engineers: Simon Eadon (Clarinet Trio, Horn Trio); James Lock (Variations); Jonathan Stokes (Piano Quintet); Arthur Lilley (Clarinet Quintet)
Recording Locations: Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, 3–5 January 1980 (Clarinet Quintet); 1–3 November 1982 (Clarinet Trio, Horn Trio); Grosser Saal, Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria, 20–23 April 1988 (Variations); Mozart Saal, Konzerthaus, Vienna Austria, 21–23 January 1990 (Piano Quintet)

Reviews

‘The eloquent soaring clarinet line of the opening phrase immediately sets the seal on what is to be a passionately committed reading throughout … the element of nostalgia is not missing, with the Adagio tenderly eloquent from clarinet and strings alike.’ (Clarinet Quintet) Gramophone, October 1981

‘the sonority remains warm and full, and in the clarinet trio balance could scarcely be bettered. It would certainly be hard to imagine lovelier reproduction of Dolezal’s burnished cello’ … ‘the atmosphere is seductively Viennese, warm and relaxed … The sound and balance seems to me, virtually ideal’ (Clarinet & Horn Trios) Gramophone

‘glowing piano and string tone’ (Piano Quintet) Gramophone