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Tokyo String Quartet: Brahms Piano Quintet Op.34, Clarinet Quintet Op.115, Harmonia Mundi release.

Brahms: Piano Quintet Op.34, Clarinet Quintet Op.115

The Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 was  an ambitious young Brahms’ work completed during the summer of 1864, and the Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 was  known for its autumnal mood written in 1891. The Tokyo String Quartet was formed in 1969, On this 2012’s  release cd, both works receive performances that understand and warmly identify with Brahms’s intentions, yet make a natural and mutually illuminating pairing. This recording features an outstanding performance, the sound is wonderfully full and warm for the ambience and acoustic ideal of Brahms, for the composer’s journey between these two milestones was one marked by criticism, soul searching and ultimately, triumph…