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

5 comments:

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

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

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  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 http://www.europarchive.org/ I don't believe it has any association with CHARM, which I do use to research the recordings.

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