Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100 (Meistersinger Sonata)

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Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (complete)

Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (complete)


Simon Fischer (violin), Raymond Fischer (piano)

Violinist Simon Fischer is joined by Raymond Fischer performing Johannes Brahms's three violin sonatas and the fiery Scherzo from the F.A.E. Sonata.

Simon Fischer is recognized as one of the pre-eminent musicians of our time, enjoying a distinguished and wide-ranging career as a performer, educator and recording artist. Raymond Fischer has performed as solo recitalist in the Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall, as accompanist, and in chamber ensembles in Great Britain, Australia and Germany.

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Edition Peters - EPS006

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Beethoven, Mozart & Brahms: Violin Sonatas

Beethoven, Mozart & Brahms: Violin Sonatas


Beethoven:

Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer'

Brahms:

Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (complete)

Mozart:

Violin Sonata No. 32 in B flat major, K454


Georg Kulenkampff (violin) & Sir Georg Solti (piano)

Georg Solti’s first recordings were as a pianist – those with the great German violinist Georg Kulenkampff, here collected in their entirety. The two artists recorded Brahms’s G major sonata in February 1947 and Beethoven’s ’Kreutzer’ Sonata in June 1947. They completed the Brahms sonatas in July 1948. Sadly, this would be their only collaboration. Kulenkampff died on 4 October 1948, after a brief illness. He was only 50.

In these recordings with Kulenkampff, Solti’s exceptional abilities as a listener, his accomplishments as a repetiteur and his instinct as a soloist combine in perfect harmony. He is discreet but never excessively deferential in accompanimental passages, and bold but never obtrusive when the piano assumes a soloistic or quasi-orchestral prominence, especially in the Brahms sonatas and Beethoven’s ‘Kreutzer’. These recordings were made in the days when it was still standard practice to favour the violin acoustically, perpetuating the invidious idea of the pianist as mere ‘accompanist’. Yet through the very quality of his tone and impeccable judgement of his rhythm, Solti redresses the balance despite being somewhat ‘recessed’ by the recording team.

“This recording reveals what a magnificent technique [Solti] possessed … his playing is pretty good, and often remarkable for his very sparing use of the pedal […] [Kulenkampff’s playing] of the slow movement is exquisitely expressive.” Gramophone Magazine, February 1964 (Beethoven)

“The great virtues of Kulenkampff were his sweet lyrical tone and his exquisite phrasing … this is glorious playing [Brahms Op. 78] by both artists. The last page of the slow movement is really tremendous, and touched with inspiration.” Gramophone Magazine, May 1965 (Brahms)

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Brahms: The Violin Sonatas

Brahms: The Violin Sonatas


Brahms:

Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (complete)

Sonatensatz (Scherzo from the F.A.E. sonata), WoO 2


Christian Tetzlaff (violin) & Lars Vogt (piano)

Award-winning violinist Christian Tetzlaff, together with pianist Lars Vogt, offers an exciting program of Violin Sonatas by Johannes Brahms (1833–1897). This new release continues a successful series of recordings of violin chamber works by the duo.

Johannes Brahms’s Violin Sonatas are among the greatest masterpieces in 19th-century chamber music. Brahms wrote these sonatas between 1878 and 1888,at the height of his creative powers. With these powerful works Brahms brought the genre of violin sonatas into a new dimension. Included is also Scherzo movement from the F. A. E. Sonata which Brahms contributed to a composite sonata with Robert Schumann and Albert Dietrich in 1853.

“a breathtaking balance of poise and daring...Tetzlaff and Vogt take obvious pleasure in details without losing sight of the larger picture, whether it’s a phrase, a movement or an entire work. Indeed, they sharply delineate the individual character of each sonata.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2016

“Tetzlaff’s distinctive, quicksilver playing, capable of extreme pianissimo, suits the intensity and introspection in each...The performances are agile, airborne, refreshingly unpredictable and alive with exhilarating freedom.” The Guardian, 14th August 2016

“Peers but individuals too; and the tellingly close rapport between Christian Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt is exemplified in the last movement of the G major sonata…it’s a graphic study in numerous soft shades, graphically captured here. They exemplify the depth of thought, concentration and impassioned feeling that infuse these interpretations” Classical Ear, September 2016

“I get the impression that Christian Tetzlaff and Lars Vogt want to drag the composer out of his book-lined study and seal the door. It’s beautiful playing, tonally and expressively, and very musical, but it’s also surprisingly open – Brahms after an expensive course of Viennese psychotherapy” BBC Music Magazine, November 2016 ***

“These are thought-provoking and scrupulously intelligent performances.” MusicWeb International, 29th December 2016

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Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3

Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3


Brahms:

Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100

Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108

Schumann:

Romances (3), Op. 94

F.A.E.-Sonate

Brahms/Schumann/Dietrich


Isabelle Faust (violin) and Alexander Melnikov (piano)

A 19th-century ‘trio sonata’. Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov have already given us an acclaimed version Brahms’s First Violin Sonata, in 2007. They now complete the cycle with the other two sonatas of 1886 and 1888, and add a fascinating rarity dating from 35 years earlier: the ‘F-A-E’ Sonata, a collaborative effort by three composers in honour of the great violinist Joachim, who had to guess who had written which movement! He did so with ease, for the Scherzo is as eminently Brahmsian as the Intermezzo and Finale are Schumannesque. Alexander Melnikov will be contributing his take on a score his mother gave him that belonged to Sviatoslav Richter in September BBC Music Magazine.

“The first Brahms sonata recorded by Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov on period instruments made a big impression...Melnikov’s 1875 Bösendorfer piano sounds splendidly grainy, transparent and powerful, often overwhelming Faust’s gut-stringed violin in Brahms’s louder moments, but blending ideally in the elegiac slow movements.” The Observer, 27th September 2015 ***

“[a] beautifully balanced performance, and the warmth and intimacy of the recording is an excellent match.” CD Review, 5th September 2015

“Melnikov’s 1875 Bösendorfer piano sounds splendidly grainy, transparent and powerful, often overwhelming Faust’s gut-stringed violin in Brahms’s louder moments, but blending ideally in the elegiac slow movements.” The Guardian, 27th September 2015 ***

“Enthralling, lovely performances.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2015

“Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov (playing an 1875 Bösendorfer) make a strong case for the work as a whole, though even their impassioned advocacy can’t quite save Dietrich’s opening movement from sounding long- winded. In Brahms’s Second and Third Violin Sonatas, the players’ sound world may be a little too muscularly lean for some tastes. Still, the musical argument is always lucid.” Irish Times, 21st October 2015

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Brahms: The Three Violin Sonatas

Brahms: The Three Violin Sonatas


Brahms:

Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (complete)

Sonatensatz (Scherzo from the F.A.E. sonata), WoO 2


Augustin Dumay (violin) & Louis Lortie (piano)

Following their critically acclaimed recording of the Franck & Strauss Violin Sonatas for ONYX, Augustin Dumay and Louis Lortie turn now to Brahms. His 3 Sonatas for violin and piano form the most important body of music for this combination after the 10 Beethoven sonatas.

From the reflective melancholy of the G major, to the sunny A major and ending with the grand and passionate D minor work, Brahms’s creative genius pushed the violin sonata form into new territory and reveal Brahms at the height of his powers.

“Dumay and Lortie bring fresh insights to such well-loved music. Their approach to the G major Sonata is particularly mesmerising...Needless to say, the rest of this beautifully engineered disc abounds in oustanding and musically perceptive playing, a superbly judged mixture of warmth and purity in the A major Sonata, and high-octane urgency” BBC Music Magazine, January 2015 *****

“I am enthralled by this new recording of warm and deeply felt accounts by Dumay/Lortie.” MusicWeb International, 26th January 2015

“A cherishable recording, captured in atmospherically glowing sound.” The Strad, March 2015

“There's a lot to enjoy in these performances…Dumay and Lortie phrase beautifully and play with real individuality throughout.” International Record Review, March 2015

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Chamber Choice - January 2015

Onyx - ONYX4133

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Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (complete)

Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (complete)


Kristof Barati (violin) & Klara Wurtz (piano)

The three violin sonatas of Brahms are core repertoire for every violinist. Each a masterwork in its genre it offers vintage Brahms: lyrical, mellifluous melodic lines, sumptuous harmonics, instrumental richness and that unmistakable Brahmsian mixture of passion, melancholy and intimacy.

A deeply musical performance by two Hungarians: Kristóf Baráti and Klára Würtz, who already received rave reviews for their recording of the complete violin sonatas by Beethoven (BC 94310): “reference recording” (the leading German daily newspaper), 5 Stars (Diapason), “Amazing..once you’ve heard Baráti and Würtz you’ll never listen to anyone else again” (Fanfare), “Truly exceptional..dazzling range of bow strokes and ear‐ringing intonations…deeply compelling emotional narratives…a highly distinguished release“ (The Strad on Baráti’s Ysaye recording, BC 94678).

Recorded in the spectacular acoustics of the new Concert Hall in Pécs, Hungary.

Brilliant Classics - 94824BR

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Anne-Sophie Mutter: The Silver Album

Anne-Sophie Mutter: The Silver Album


Beethoven:

Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2

Brahms:

Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100

Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

Hungarian Dance No. 2 in D minor

Hungarian Dance No. 5

Debussy:

Beau Soir

Arr. Jascha Heifetz

Fauré:

Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. 13

Kreisler:

Schön Rosmarin

Caprice Viennois, Op. 2

Liebesleid

Massenet:

Meditation (from Thaïs)

Transcribed by M. P. Marsick. New Recording

Mozart:

Violin Sonata No. 33 in E flat major K481

Penderecki:

La Follia per violino solo

Dedicated to Anne-Sophie Mutter. First performance 14 December 2013, Carnegie Hall, New York. World-premiere recording

Previn:

Violin Sonata No. 2

Commissioned by Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Klavier-Festival Ruhr. Dedicated To Anne- Sophie Mutter. World-premiere recording

Ravel:

Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera

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This special 2 CD collection celebrates 25 years of Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis performing and recording together. The celebrated violinist says: “Meeting Lambert was a stroke of luck for me. It quickly became clear how perfectly we breathe and phrase together. With Lambert I can do anything.” Ever since, the two of them have explored the musical worlds of many different composers in a wonderful artistic partnership.

With 40 minutes of new music, which she will be featuring on her tour concerts, and some of her most famous encores this album is a must-have for all Anne-Sophie Mutter fans.

“A glorious selection from the 25-year partnership of Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis - with new recordings of Penderecki's virtuosic violin solo La Follia and Andre Previn's Second Sonata.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2015 *****

“it is possible to say that Orkis finishes Mutter's sentences and that they play as a single voice...it is undeniable that this is a disc of strong identity and integrity.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2014

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Works by violin and piano by Beethoven, Brahms, Poulenc & Messiaen

Works by violin and piano by Beethoven, Brahms, Poulenc & Messiaen


Beethoven:

Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30 No. 3

Brahms:

Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100

Messiaen:

Theme and Variations for Violin and Piano

Poulenc:

Violin Sonata, FP 119


Byol Kang (violin) & Boris Kusnezow (piano)

Both these artists are 2009 winners of the German Music Competition. Byol Klanfg was born in Salzburg and has been learning the violin since she was eight years old.

Genuin - GEN10175

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Mozart: Violin Sonata No. 33 in E flat major K481, etc.

Brahms:

Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100

Grieg:

Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45

Mozart:

Violin Sonata No. 33 in E flat major K481


Arthur Grumiaux (violin) & Istvan Hajdu (piano)

“Remarkably the Mozart (in E flat) and Brahms (no. 2) feature Grumiaux playing both parts, with the violin over-dubbed - although you'd hardly guess apart from the exaggerated stereo separation.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2007 ****

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Dramatic Brahms

Dramatic Brahms


Brahms:

Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78

Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100

Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108

Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

Schumann, Clara:

Romances (3), Op. 22: No. 2


Mariko Senju (violin), Shigeru Maruyama (piano)

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Universal Music Italy - 4815484

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