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.

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Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114
Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114: I. Allegro
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Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114: II. Adagio
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Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114: III. Andantino grazioso
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Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114: IV. Allegro
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Clarinet Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120 No. 1
Clarinet Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120 No. 1: I. Allegro appassionato
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Clarinet Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120 No. 1: II. Andante un poco adagio
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Clarinet Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120 No. 1: III. Allegretto grazioso
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Clarinet Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120 No. 1: IV. Vivace
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Clarinet Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 120 No. 2
Clarinet Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 120 No. 2: I. Allegro amabile
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Clarinet Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 120 No. 2: II. Allegro appassionato
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Clarinet Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 120 No. 2: III. Andante con moto - Allegro
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