Customer Reviews for Clarinet trio for Piano, Clarinet (or Viola) and Violoncello A minor op. 114
Location: from Berkeley, CA
November 12, 2008
Excellent, challenging piece that is very rewarding to put together.
25 of 62 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Washington, DC
November 4, 2008
Best edition available
Henle is almost always the best edition available. It is particularly important for Brahms. Opus 114 is much clearer, musically, and physically on the page. Phrases are not obscured by an editor's idea. And Brahms is meticulous about his phrases from two-note to long phrases that build a tiny or whole section. I believe having the urtext so professionally presented by Henle, leads individual pianists to the interpretation that reflects all the inventive counterpoint, richness and beauty of Brahms' creation. Others have said that the Henle edition is not needed for Mozart compositions. I disagree. An experienced pianist will appreciate the subtle but very important differences of these editions.
29 of 64 people found this review helpful.
Jeffrrey L. Tarlow
Location: from Westfield, New Jersey
March 16, 2005
A beautiful work for clarinet
This is lovely piece, not quite the masterpiece of the quintet in B minor (Op 115) but still great. Note the hints of the 4th symphony in the last movement of the trio. For a terrific recording of this work,check out Joan Lluna, clarinet, with the Tokyo String Quartet (on Harmonia Mundi).
31 of 65 people found this review helpful.