This recording brings together one well-known composer and another who is lesser known. Max Reger was born in 1873, and Brahms wa born 40 years earlier.
The two quintets are performed by Sharon Kam (clarinet), with Isabelle van Keulen, Ulrike-Anima Mathé, Volker Jacobsen, and Gustav Rivinius. Ms. Kam chose her friends to perform these prices together, opposed to joining an existing string quartet.
The result was a true quintet and not a “4+1” formation. The harmony was abundant from the start, and so they simply kept making music together.
Here are Sharon Kam and her friends, playing a movement from the Reger Quintet: