Brahms is reinspired thanks to the clarinet. For one year the composer wrote little, feeling that his work must be finished. But in 1891 he would go to Meiningen in Germany, and make the reinvigorating acquaintance of virtuoso court orchestra clarinetist Richard Muhlfeld. By the sides of this extraordinary musician, Brahms would gain a deeper understanding of his playing as well as the technical and musical possibilities of the instrument. He thus composed his four last chamber music pieces with the clarinet: The Trio Op. 114 in 1891, the Quintet Op. 115; then in the summer of 1894 his two Sonatas for Clarinet, Op. 120. Three of the world's finest soloists have been brought together to do these works justice: Clarinetist Pascal Moragues, pianist Frank Braley, and cellist Christian Poltera.