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Brahms: Quintets / Shifrin, Chamber Music Northwest

Release Date: 12/11/1992 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 3066   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Ida KavafianAni KavafianWalter TramplerSteven Tenenbom,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Music Northwest
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

David Shifrin, clarinet; Chamber Music Northwest. Delos DE 3066 [Quintet].

Despite its name, Chamber Music Northwest is an assembly of New York regulars. They offer a subdued rather than searing account of the Clarinet Quintet, with leisurely tempos and a feeling more of point-to-point navigation through the score than of a single, seamless utterance. The ensemble is excellent, with sisters Ani and Ida Kavafian quite remarkably well matched on violin, their unisons, octaves and thirds uncannily together. The fluid, singing quality of Shifrin’s playing is admirable, and he shows an interpretive restraint in keeping with his view that the clarinet part should not be treated as a solo, but as one strand among five. The
Read more recording, made in March 1989, is intimate and highly satisfying. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

Quintet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 111 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Ida Kavafian (Violin), Ani Kavafian (Violin), Walter Trampler (Viola),
Steven Tenenbom (Viola), Fred Sherry (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Music Northwest
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1989 
Venue:  Perf Arts Ctr, Theater C, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 31 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Ani Kavafian (Violin), Ida Kavafian (Violin), Steven Tenenbom (Viola),
Fred Sherry (Cello), David Shifrin (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Music Northwest
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1989 
Venue:  Perf Arts Ctr, Theater C, SUNY Purchase 
Length: 39 Minutes 5 Secs. 

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