Brahms - Quintet in B Minor - Wlach WL 5155 Mono 1952 Classical LP

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Brahms - Wlach - Quintet in B Minor

Label: Westminster - WL 5155
Format: Vinyl, LP, Heavy Weight
original first issue mono-only ~ deep groove
• original vintage 12-inch mono-only LP
• red label, silver print, deep groove

Record is VG+ (some light scuff marks slight surface wear) ( listen)
Cover is VG+ VG++ (some edgewear at opening side)

Country: US
Year: 1952
Genre: Classical


Leopold Wlach - Clarinet
Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet


Side A

Quintet in B Minor for Clarinet & Strings Op. 115

1.Allegro in B minor

2.Adagio in B major

Side B

Quintet in B Minor for Clarinet & Strings Op. 115

3. Andantino in D major
4. Con moto in B minor

Johannes Brahms's Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 was written in 1891 for the clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld.

The piece is known for its autumnal mood. It consists of a clarinet in A with a string quartet and has a duration of approximately thirty-five minutes.

At the time Brahms started composing his Clarinet Quintet, only a few works had been composed for this type of ensemble and even now there are not many. Examples include those by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Anton Reicha, Carl Maria von Weber, Franz Krommer, Alexander Glazunov, Heinrich Baermann, and Thomas Täglichsbeck. Brahms modeled his composition after Mozart's.

Quintet in B Minor, The piece consists of four movements.

1.Allegro in B minor, in 6/8 time
2.Adagio in B major, in 3/4 time modulating into B minor and then B-flat minor and back to B major
3.Andantino in D major, in common time evolving into Presto non assai, ma con sentimento in B minor in 2/4 time
4.Con moto in B minor, in 2/4 with a key transition to B major returning to B minor into a meter of 3/8 and then transforming into 6/8 time

Leopold Wlach as soloist, proves he was among the great ones of the instrument. These recordings are simply outstanding. The fevered lyricism as well as the impressive domain of musical lexicon obligates me to recommend you without reserves.

The Konzerthaus of Vienna adds their well known gifts of interpretive brightness and accuracy.
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