Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115
Tokyo String Quartet
Jon Nakamatsu, piano
Jon Manasse, clarinet
From Brahms – Quintets Op. 34 & Op. 115 (2012)
Released by Harmonia Mundi
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 – I Allegro
The Tokyo String Quartet is joined by pianist Jon Nakamatsu and clarinetist Jon Manasse in these Brahms masterpieces dating from two very different periods in his life: the tumultuous Piano Quintet, Op.34 – the work of an ambitious young man – and the Clarinet Quintet, Op.115, an autumnal serenade by an experienced master. The journey between these two milestones was one marked by criticism, soul searching and ultimate triumph.