While staying in Bad Ischl in 1891, Brahms made the acquaintance of the remarkable clarinetist, Richard Mühlfeld, as a result of which the Clarinet Trio op. 114, the Clarinet Quintet op. 115, and the two Clarinet Sonatas op. 120 came to be written. Following a first performance given to friends at Meiningen Manor House, Brahms, Mühlfeld and Robert Hausmann repeated the Clarinet Trio in the same year (1891) during one of the evening concerts staged by the Joachim Quartet in Berlin.