Clarinet Quintet

Johannes Brahms

Clarinet Quintet in B minor

Op. 115

About this work...

When Clara Schumann first heard this quintet, she wrote: "It is a really marvelous work, the wailing clarinet takes hold of one; it is most moving. And what interesting music, deep and full of meaning!" These poignant words by Brahms' closest female friend belie Brahms' disingenuous comparison of the work with his earl... read more