ARTHUR SOMVERVELL (1863-1937): Clarinet Quintet in G, RICHARD WALTHEW (1872-1951): A short Quintet in E Flat, SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR (1875-1912): Clarinet Quintet in F Sharp Minor, Op. 10.
Catalogue Number: 07R007
Reference: 777 905-2
Description: Two of these composers studied with Stanford and Walthew with Parry and since both Stanford and Parry instilled love and emulation of Brahms in their students, Brahms is what you might expect in these quintets. Of course, Coleridge-Taylor was rather more independent than that, helping himself to a large portion of Dvorák in his gorgeous work of 1895 (already recorded several times) but, in what appear to be first recordings, Somervell (1913), especially, and Walthew (1917), mostly, in his single-movement, three-section work of 16 minutes, followed their teachers’ Brahmsian inclinations. Stephan Siegenthaler (clarinet), Leipzig String Quartet.