W0012. FREDERICK THURSTON & GRILLER QUARTET: Clarinet Quintet in b (Brahms); Clarinet Quintet (1931) (Bliss); Frederick Thurston, w.Myers Foggin (Pf.): Clarinet Sonata in E-flat (Brahms). (Austria) Testament SBT 1366, recorded 1937-41. - 749677136628
In 1937, Decca had Thurston set down the E-flat Brahms Sonata, surely the finest performance of the age….The lovely portamento and silky string sound betray the influence of an earlier era….if you are a seeker of quality musicianship and inspired musical experiences, you will love this.
- Steven E. Ritter, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, Sept./Oct., 2005
…with the first-ever release [above] of a 1941 Brahms clarinet quintet with Frederick Thurston and the Griller Quartet….Thurston is an agile and mellifluous soloist, while the Griller’s tone and phrasing bear comparison with the Calvets or the Busch at their finest.
- Rob Cowan, GRAMOPHONE, April, 2005