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Brahms : Clarinet Quintet - Colin Lawson

Brahms

Clarinet Quintet

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Published: 28th January 1998
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On its first appearance in 1891, Brahms' Clarinet Quintet was immediately recognised as a remarkable achievement, and a century later it still has the power to claim the hearts and minds of players and audiences alike. Widely regarded as Brahms' supreme achievement in the field of chamber music, the Clarinet Quintet is here placed in the context of the history of the clarinet and its repertory, and of Brahms' own compositions before 1891. The influence of the Meiningen clarinet virtuoso Richard Muhlfeld unleashed a new vein of creativity in Brahms, and this forms a basis for discussion, together with questions of performance practice (in relation to both clarinet and string quartet) and the legacy of Brahms' clarinet music. These chapters are complemented by a comprehensive analysis of the music.

List of illustrations
Preface
The nineteenth-century clarinet and its music
Brahms and the orchestral clarinet
Brahms's chamber music before 1891
The genesis and reception of the clarinet quintet
Design and structure
Performance practice
The legacy of Brahms's clarinet music
Appendix
Select bibliography
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780521581936
ISBN-10: 0521581931
Series: Cambridge Music Handbooks
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 132
Published: 28th January 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.32