Although Max Reger's organ works are considered to be extremely important to the repertoire, the rest of his music is often ignored by both performers and consumers. His chamber music is a very special part of his vast output, and perhaps this recording will expose new listeners to some of its charms. The Clarinet Quintet is melodically strong, a reflection of Reger's consistently kind treatment of the clarinet. Berlin Philharmonic lead clarinetist Wenzel Fuchs shines alongside his colleagues, themselves principal string players of the orchestra performing here under the guise of the Philharmonia Quartett Berlin. Needless to say, their playing is excellent and idiomatic throughout.