The Role of Clarinet in Op. 114 a Minor Trio Composed By Johannes Brahms for Clarinet, Cello and Piano

Abstract

Sonatas and chamber music works written for clarinetist Richard Mühlfeld by Johannes Brahms, who was one of the most important composers of the second half of Romantic period, in the last years of his life are among the irreplaceable works of clarinet training repertoire. These works which enable the musical improvement for the player are also significant to transfer the stylistic properties of the time. Op. 114 A Minor Trio composed for Clarinet, Cello and Piano by Brahms is among the most important works of chamber music training repertoire and often appears in concerts. The work consists of four parts. The first part is Allegro, the second part is Adagio, the third one is Andantino grazioso and the fourth one is Allegro. In this study, the life and musical identity of Brahms are going to be discussed first and then solo and chamber music works with clarinet are going to be mentioned. Next, the parts which can create technical and musical difficulties for the clarinet performance in Op. 114 A Minor Trio of the composer are determined and the things to decrease these are going to be suggested.

Keywords: Brahms, Clarinet, Mühlfeld, Romantic Period, Trio


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