1890 is the year that Brahms planned to stop composing. Fortunately, his meeting with Richard von Mühlfeld, clarinetist of the famous Meiningen court orchestra, diverted him from this project and encouraged him in 1891 to compose the trio with clarinet op. 114 as well as the quintet with clarinet op. 115 - two of the most extraordinary works in the repertoire of this instrument. The first public performances took place in Berlin and a little later in Vienna, and were so successful that Joseph Joachim named the quintet with clarinet as one of the best works ever composed by Brahms. As always, this urtext edition of Henle editions has given rise to an in-depth analysis of all relevant sources. Brahms' personal corrections have also been incorporated.