Reinecke: Sonata Undine
Brahms: Sonata No. 2 in E-flat major
This is the second concert of the season that focusses on two great works by Brahms, in this case the clarinet sonatas played by the outstanding British clarinetist Michael Collins. Context for the sonatas is provided by Weber, whose concerti inspired Brahms to compose for the clarinet; and a work by Hamburg-born Carl Reinecke, the first conductor of Brahms’s German Requiem.