CARL FRÜHLING (1868-1937): Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A Minor, Op. 40, ALEXANDER VON ZEMLINSKY (1871-1942): Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello, Op. 3
Catalogue Number: 04I064
Description: The date of Frühling's piece is unknown but he appears to have been a member of Brahms' circle of supporters. Unlike the latter's late clarinet works and the clarinet chamber music of other late 19th century German composers who are very much in that relaxed, autumnal style, Frühling's trio is sunny and relaxed but optimistic and youthful-sounding. The second movement is a lilting dance, the slow movement a love-duet between the soloist and the cello and the finale high-spirited and robust with the first movement having a few rhythmic/metrical echoes of Schumann. We offered this work on a Canadian label four years ago. Compositions this attractive need to be offered again! Roger Salander (clarinet), Fritz Dolezal (cello), Patrick Dheur (piano).