JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897)/ARNOLD SCHOENBERG (1874-1951): Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25, BRAHMS/LUCIANO BERIO (1925-2003): Clarinet Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120/1.
Catalogue Number: 09K055
Reference: 777 356
Description: The richly orchestrated and colorful Schoenberg orchestration of Brahms' quartet from 1938 deserves to be recorded much more frequently than it has been (no piano, of course; this is Brahms' "Symphony No. 5"); Berio's 1986 orchestration of the clarinet sonata is less well-known but equally respectful of Brahms' sound world in offering us a more chamber-scale clarinet concerto. Karl-Heinz Steffens (clarinet), Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie; Daniel Raiskin.