Notes & Reviews:
Gramophone Magazine, March 2015
Brahms called Muhlfeld 'a master of his beautiful instrument', an epithet that could be extended to Collins who, with McHale, offers joyous performances of these lyrical but unsurprisingly cogent works...This is a most desirable issue, with a recording that balances the two instruments perfectly.
On this CD, Michael Collins performs Brahms's and Reinecke's clarinet sonatas with the pianist Michael McHale. Their collaboration on Chandos has been successful, from their Lyrical Clarinet album - which received five stars from BBC Music (performance and recording) - to their two acclaimed volumes of British Sonatas, a 'self-recommending Chandos series' (Musicweb-international.com).
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