Monday, March 22, 2010

Reginald Kell, Horszowski - Brahms Clarinet Sonatas Op. 120

My intention was to add these files to the last post of Kell's 1940 recording of the Brahms Clarinet Trio with Kentner and Pini. However I decided such a course would make it harder to find in web searches, so I'm doing an additional post. This post and the last one, though, combine to make a very nice and reasonably full CD. I got the RAW files for these on the European Archive and did a renovation, as they were fairly noisey. The first Sonata, in particular, had an inordinate amount of hiss, and both Sonatas were fairly dull as I downloaded them. A number of light filters and a substantial re-equalization later, they sounded pretty good. So here they are, performed by artists of deep musical integrity with total technical mastery of their instruments.

I am quite far behind in doing CD covers and inserts, so this and the previous post do not have them. If and when I catch up, I'll add them to the post, but it seemed more important not to wait and to get the music up. The tracks, as I created them are as follows:

1-4 Sonata in F minor Op 120. No. 1
5-7 Sonata in E flat Op. 120 No. 2

Link to all files


  1. Lawrence, it looks like the two FLAC files are identical, so that only the first sonata is available....TWS

  2. Also, by "European Archive" do you mean the CHARM project at King's College London? TWS

  3. OK. That's fixed. Thanks for letting me know about the problem. It's what I get for trying to post after a twelve hour work day and suffering the stupid-making effects of Spring allergies. My apologies.

    The European Archive is here I don't believe it has any association with CHARM, which I do use to research the recordings.

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  5. Thanks, Arnold. I keep trying to find time to put more online. Eventually my schedule will thin out, and I'll be able to continue my posts.