JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897): by Arrangement, Vol. 1 - String Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34 (reconstr. Anssi Karttunen [b.1960]), String Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115 (arr. Brahms).
Catalogue Number: 11O043
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0066
Description: This imaginative reconstruction of the original version of Brahms' piano quintet/two-piano Op. 34 allows us to hear textures closer to the composer's first thoughts. The coupling is Brahms' own rather rarely-heard version of the late clarinet quintet, with a viola replacing the clarinet (as in the more widely performed two final clarinet or viola sonatas). Zebra String Trio, Krysia Osostowicz (violin), Richard Lester (cello), James Boyd (viola).