King of the Klezmer Clarinet

The late Brandwein could practically make his clarinet speak. These performances — mostly from the early 1920s — capture the influential virtuoso at an early peak, coaxing out twisting phrases draped in a yearning tone that imbues his instrumental wizardry with a profoundly emotional tinge. The superior remastering is also worthy of its subject. A

King of the Klezmer Clarinet
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