Brian Thornton: Music of Brahms & Debussy

March 19, 2019, 9:00 am

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For his latest album on the Steinway & Sons label, cellist Brian Thornton continues his exploration of great sonatas, this time opening his album with Debussy’s Cello Sonata, which marked the composers first return to chamber music since the String Quartet of 1893. The second half of the album is devoted to Brahms’s Clarinet Trio, Op. 114. Thornton and pianist Spencer Myer, who recorded Brahms’s Cello Sonatas for the Steinway label in 2017, are joined here by clarinetist and Thornton’s fellow Cleveland Orchestra member Afendi Yusuf.