J. Brahms Clarinet Quintet raises a kind of longing and memories. Especially the first few bars of the 1st movement. For years I was sure it was used in an old TV series I could not recall. Reading the comments of other listeners in YouTube, I realized that for other people, those memories may belong to events that never happened. This is the magic of the piece.
If you’ve never heard this Quintet before take 40 relaxing minutes to listen to it, contemplate and remember. The second movement is beautiful.
Towards the end of the Quintet you’ll hear the motive from those beginning bars, just in case you’ve already forgotten…
- Notebook: op. 78, 100, 108 (dothemath.typepad.com)
- Brahms (arr. Lazic): Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Major – after Violin Concerto Op. 77; Rhapsodies Op. 79; Scherzo Op. 4 (saledieselgenerator.wordpress.com)
- Brahms was Chilean (bibliolore.org)