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BRAHMS, Johannes (1833 - 1897)

TRIO FOR VIOLIN, HORN AND PIANO • CLARINET QUINTET (ARR. P. KLENGEL FOR PIANO)


  • Christopher Williams, piano

The 19th century witnessed an almost insatiable demand for arrangements and transcriptions to be played on domestic pianos. Brahms himself wrote such works under the names GW Marks and Karl Würth but friends and colleagues also contributed. The violinist, pianist and conductor Paul Klengel, brother of the eminent cellist Julius, made solo piano versions of the Horn Trio and the Clarinet Quintet, transcribing with remarkable fidelity and sensitivity Brahms’ myriad expressive and technical demands.

Tracklist

 
Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano in E-Flat Major, Op. 40 (arr. P. Klengel for piano) (1865) (00:28:49 )
1
I. Andante - Poco più animato * (00:08:47)
2
II. Scherzo: Allegro * (00:06:41)
3
III. Adagio mesto * (00:07:14)
4
IV. Finale: Allegro con brio * (00:06:06)
 
Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115 (arr. P. Klengel for piano) (1891) (00:41:22 )
5
I. Allegro * (00:13:03)
6
II. Adagio * (00:12:08)
7
III. Andantino - Presto non assai, ma con sentimento * (00:05:56)
8
IV. Con moto * (00:10:22)
* World Première Recording
Total Time: 01:10:17

The Artist

Christopher Williams Born in Wales, Christopher Williams is a music graduate of Cardiff University and now leads a busy and varied professional life as a pianist, composer, conductor, teacher and arranger. He is currently assistant director of the BBC National Chorus of Wales and is a pianist for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with whom he has performed at the BBC Proms and recorded for the Chandos and Hyperion labels.