HD-Vinyls 24/96 (RCA) Johannes Brahms – The Sonatas For Clarinet And Piano, Op. 120 (Stoltzman, Goode)

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Many thanks to our friend Trottar for these rare Sonatas

If you are a – ahem – “normal” clarinet player, then you are probably of the Daniel Bonade (Philadelphia)/Robert Marcellus (Cleveland) school of clarinet playing that abhors all vibrato outside of jazz. This is a shame, because, in the hands of a skilled artist, vibrato on a clarinet can be every bit as pleasant as it is on a flute or an oboe. That being the case, Richard Stoltzman offers us a recording here that is definitely “outside the box”. This is a Brahms Sonatas for the general public, not for clarinetists with preconceived notions. And I am very thankful, because he gives us here a performance that is wonderfully, refreshingly UNtraditional (from a clarinetist’s point of view). However, I suspect that Brahms would have been immensely pleased with this set. (I wonder, after all, would Brahms have disapproved of vibrato by a violist performing the viola transcriptions? I think not.)
For those of you who are not interested in “correct” clarinet playing, rest assured that you will hear playing that is wonderfully refined, tasteful, adventurous, playful, expressive, and heartfelt from two absolutely world-class, amazing artists at the height of their powers on this recording. Nobody should have the slightest hesitation about hearing this album except for, ahem, tradition-minded clarinetists.

Composer: Johannes Brahms
Performer: Richard Goode, Richard Stoltzman
Vinyl (1982)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: RCA
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 831 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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