The once obscure Double Concerto by Max Bruch for Clarinet, Viola and Orchestra now enjoys several recordings. This is one of the best; unlike many competitors, it keeps all the tempi brisk and fluid and does not make the mistake of trying to milk the somewhat slender (though always most enjoyable) musical contents for overly precious sentimentality. And, while it is fairly common to pair the Op. 88 trios pieces with either the concerto, or else the identically scored Maerchenerzaehlungen of Schumann, this is the only disc I know of that puts all three together. The performances of the chamber works are somewhat idiosyncratic, being at times unexpectedly forceful, but they cause one to view the pieces afresh and always hold one's interest.
Since this disc is out of print, one hopes that Arkivmusic will see fit to re-license it. Otherwise, for the Concerto turn to a performance (variously identified as being on the Aurophon or Digital Masterworks labels) with Karl Schlechta, Ekkehard Schloifer, Michael Boder, and the SWF Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden, coupled with all four of Bruch's works for cello and orchestra with Martin Ostertag. It also may be out of print, but at present Amazon has several budget-priced used copies available. That is my favorite performance of the Concerto since the long-gone Grenadilla LP of a terrific rendition with unidentified performers (probably taken from a radio broadcast). While the cello works are better served on the EBS recording with the masterful combination of Julius Berger, Antoni Wit, and the Polish Radio Symphony, that CD contains only those four works and costs four times as much as the Boder CD. For the Bruch and Schumann chamber works, there are any number of fine alternatives.