Johannes Brahms: Sonata For Clarinet And Piano In F Minor Op.120 No.1

Books | Clarinet, Piano

Publisher: G. Schirmer
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
One of Brahms' best loved sonatas which he later arranged for Viola.
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
No of pages: 40
Language: English
Catalogue No: GS26235

          Musicroom Reviews

          As a student of music in West Virginia, I decided to play Brahms' "First Sonata for Clarinet and Piano" as my solo for this year. When I first started practicing it, I realized that though some of the melodies were challenging, especially in the second movement, but after working at them, I soon picked up on them. Though the altissimo notes don't go higher than F, some of the lower notes and rhythms are more challenging as a result. The third movement, in my opinion, is very beautiful. It has mainly lower notes, but they blend together in a very lovely way. In all, I highly recommend this piece for students, but not necessarily for professionals.
          Jon - (West Virginia)
          I struggled with Brahms other sonate but got to like it so much (especially the second movement) that I bought this one too! Sounds great and I expect it to be like the other - it will grow on you but is initially difficult to learn.
          Anonymous - (Newtownards, United Kingdom)
          By far one of my Favourite, brahms is an exceptional composer of clarinet music and love this one along which the sonata in E Flat, really enjoyable to play, some good technical bits to get your teeth into and sound brilliant when complete....Good addition to a diploma recital!
          Anonymous - (Barnsley, United Kingdom)