Brahms, Mozart: Clarinet Quintets; plus Baermann: Adagio

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COMPOSERS: Brahms,Mozart
LABELS: Eloquence
WORKS: Clarinet Quintets; plus Baermann: Adagio
PERFORMER: Boskovsky (clarinet); Vienna Octet
CATALOGUE NO: 480 3795

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Mono recording and claustrophobic acoustics are a high price to pay for the polished suavity of Alfred Boskovsky, clarinet, and his brother Willi’s quartet. Baermann, once mis-attributed unbelievably to Wagner (though nearer Bellini), is a delightful curio. George Pratt