Editors’ Notes During the 1890s, inspired by the playing of Richard Mühlfeld, Brahms entered an Indian summer of composition for the clarinet that gave the world these three masterpieces. Joseph Shiner, a fast-rising star of the clarinet world, plays the two sonatas with a winning lyricism and eloquence, and has the complete measure of their autumnal glow. Somi Kim is a fine piano partner, never overwhelming the clarinet. With cellist Yoanna Prodanova, we are given the Clarinet Trio, a work with plenty of drama that they embrace fully, everything ebbing and flowing with effortless control.

Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114
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4:28
 
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4:28
 
Clarinet Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120 No. 1
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4:16
 
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Clarinet Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 120 No. 2
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