Brahms' Clarinet Quintet in b, Op. 115 (2 CD Set)
Composed by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Instrumental Solo Part and 2 CDs. Published by Music Minus One (MO.MMOCD3230).
Item Number: MO.MMOCD3230
ISBN 1596152575. Soloist: Collete Galante, clarinet; Ensemble: The Classic String Quartet.
Brahms' magnificent B-minor Clarinet Quintet is one of the summits of the chamber repertoire for clarinet. It is in many ways an homage to Mozart's classic quintet for clarinet. Not to be overlooked by any serious clarinetist. This deluxe 2-CD set includes the quintet in its original key with printed parts for both A and B-flat clarinets, and adds a repitched version for B-flat clarinetists, allowing players of that instrument to learn the same fingerings as the composer's intended A clarinet for performance purposes.
Includes a high-quality, newly engraved printed solo part with parts in the original key for both A clarinet and B-flat clarinets; plus a compact disc with a complete recording of the quintet, with soloist; and a second performance minus the soloist. Also includes a second compact disc containing a recording of the quintet repitched to allow B-flat clarinetists to play the original written part for A-clarinet.