Johannes Brahms
Clarinete Quintet in B minor, op. 115

Ernst von Dohnanyi
Sextet in C Major, op. 37
For string trio, clarinet, horn and piano

Gary Gray / Clarinet

New Hollywood String Quartet
Clayton Haslop / violin
Rafael Rishik / violin
David Walther / viola
Paul Cohen / cello

Richard Todd / Horn

Robert Thies / Piano

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Including the Brahms Quintet Op. 115 and Dohnanyi 37

"I can hardly believe Centaur Records has come up with such an incredible reading...

"I was quite startled to hear this group's unanimity of ensemble and supercharged, amazingly coherent viewpoint. Gary Gray, clarinet professor at UCLA and widely heard west coast performer sounds about as close to Reginald Kell (another iconoclast) as I've ever heard. Tempos are lingering, autumnal "Brahmsitis" here...and it all works! Something this group is doing...gets right to the heart of the this music.

"...if this is your only recording of the Brahms Op. 115, you do well.

"Regarding the performance of the Dohnanyi Sextet Op.37, I think I can confidently add that this issue is fun and sensuous, with more superb playing.

"Centaur has certainly surprised me with this recording and I hope these forces will continue their fine work in future releases."
—Steven Ritter, American Record Guide May/June 2006


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