This pair of dynamic works features composers at their most innovative. Inspired by traditional African American music, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor draws on influences of folk music and Romanticism in his subtle, sophisticated Clarinet Quintet, while Bach elevates the harpsichord to a starring role in the brilliant Brandenburg Concerto No. 5.
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Clarinet Quintet
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
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