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Brahms: Clarinet Quintet, Op. 115; Mozart String Quartets K499 & K575 / Stuyvesant Quartet; Alfred Gallodoro, clarinet

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>Brahms, Johannes : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op.115
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Strings no 20 in D major, K 499 "Hoffmeister"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Strings no 21 in D major, K 575

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op.115
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Strings no 20 in D major, K 499 "Hoffmeister"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Strings no 21 in D major, K 575
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Notes & Reviews:

The Stuyvesant Quartet, founded in 1938 by the brothers Sylvan and Alan Shulman (first violinist and cellist), is heard in a superb reading of one of Johannes Brahms's greatest chamber creations, the Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115. On this 1947 recording, made at the Majestic Theater in New York, the Stuyvesants are joined by clarinet virtuoso, Al Gallodoro. Gallodoro had played with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, and met the Shulman brothers while the three were members of Toscanini's NBC Symphony Orchestra. Also on this nearly 80 minute-long CD are two Mozart quartets: K. 499 and 575, recorded in Bronxville, New York, in 1951. BRIDGE has previously released The Stuyvesant Quartet with Benny Goodman, clarinet; Goodman plays Alan Shulman's Rendezvous with Benny, and the quartet plays Debussy, Ravel and Malipiero (BRIDGE 9137).

American Record Guide, January/February 2014
The 1951 Mozart recordings are what one might expect from an all-American ensemble of the era: sleek, fast, and shapely in a Toscanini-inflected mode. The Brahms quintet, recorded in 1947, is a different matter: slower tempos allow the music more room to breathe, and the supple phrasing seems to bring back old Brahms himself. The performance is mesmerizingly beautiful from start to finish.



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Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op.115
  • Performer: Alfred Gallodoro (Clarinet)
  • Ensemble: Stuyvesant Quartet
  • Notes: Majestic Theatre, New York City (12/04/1947/12/05/1947)
  • Running Time: 32 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1891

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Strings no 20 in D major, K 499 "Hoffmeister"
  • Running Time: 24 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Quartet for Strings no 21 in D major, K 575
  • Running Time: 22 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1789