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Brahms String Quintet and Clarinet Quintet


Brahms String Quintet and Clarinet Quintet


"Karl Leister and the Brandis Quartett amble through Brahms' Clarinet Quintet as if they've spent a lifetime in each other's company, and as members of the Berlin Philharmonic they have. Their pooled tone is warm and generous, their phrasing unhurried and Nimbus' sound quality is appropriately intimate. The String Quintet is similarly involving, with textures that verge on the orchestral and a thrilling 'buzz' to the highly contrapuntal finale." Robert Cowan, Gramophone "Karl Leister makes a gorgeous, liquid sound and gives a suave and persuasive reading. His playing throughout is impeccable and his control in the languorous, flowing lines of the slow movement is exemplary." BBC Music Magazine