Brahms’ Clarinet

Brahms: Clarinet Sonatas
And additional works by Mendelssohn and Schumann

If you have been a reader of my Blog for a while, then you know that Johannes Brahms is one of my heroes. I love Brahms’ music, because of the depth of emotion that he expresses, and the wonderful depiction of Nature that he always includes.

Brahms wrote chamber music for clarinet in the form of sonatas, quintets and more. Incidentally the Brahms sonatas can also be performed by viola.

Here are the selections on this CD:

Brahms:

  • Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1
  • Clarinet Sonata No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 120 No. 2

Mendelssohn:

  • Clarinet Sonata in E flat major

Schumann:

  • Fantasiest├╝cke, Op. 73

Performed by Emma Johnson (clarinet) and John Lenehan (piano)

Ms. Johnson does a beautiful job with this music. She gives us the warm, expressive sound that this music requires.

Here is the Mozart Ave Verum arranged for clarinet & string quartet, with Emma Johnson, Clarinet, and the ConTempo String Quartet

Tags: Brahms, Clarinet Sonatas, Mendelssohn, Schumann

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