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CD: MDG 307 0719-2

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Clarinet Quintet B minor / h-Moll op. 115
String Quartet A minor / a-Moll op. 51,2

Karl Leister, clarinet
Leipziger Streichquartett


„Kammermusikspiel par excellence” (Stereoplay)
„... entfesseln intensiv empfundene Kammermusik-Klänge, die in dieser Aufnahme zum Ereignis werden.” (High Fidelity)
„Referenz ... ein Optimum an Werktreue und künstlerischer Wirksamkeit.” (FonoForum)

“Leister’s tone colour is exquisite. ... hearing his new CD of the Quintet with the young Leipzig Quartet is like rediscovering a Gainsborough painting ... This is the finest Brahms playing one could hope to hear.” (Classic CD)
“... an essential addition to all clarinettists’ libraries” (Soundscape)
“... most attractive...“ (Gramophone)