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

This page lists all recordings of Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (complete), by Johannes Brahms (1833-97) on CD, SACD, DVD, Blu-ray & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

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Brahms: The Complete Chamber Music

Brahms: The Complete Chamber Music


Brahms:

Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (complete)

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

Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38

Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99

Clarinet Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1

Clarinet Sonata No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 120 No. 2

Piano Trios Nos. 1-3 (Complete)

Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114

Horn Trio in E flat major, Op. 40

Piano Quartets Nos. 1-3 (Complete)

String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51 No. 1

String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 51 No. 2

String Quartet No. 3 in B flat major, Op. 67

Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

Sonata for 2 pianos in F minor, Op. 34b

Variations on a theme by Haydn for two pianos, Op. 56b 'St Anthony Variations'

String Quintet No. 1 in F major, Op. 88

String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 111

Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

String Sextet No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 18

String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36


This release is set to cause quite a stir in a number of ways: It is the first-ever complete video release of Brahms’s chamber music and most of the films presented here are so far unpublished. Moreover, the 15 hours of SD-quality video material presented here on a single Blu-ray disc are equivalent to about eight standard DVD releases. This edition features great performances by today’s most outstanding artists showcasing their thrilling artistry in inimitable performances. A must for any Brahms aficionado.

NTSC - 4:3, 4:3 Letter box

PCM Stereo / DD 2.0 (documentary, workshop)

DE/EN documentary “Wären nicht die Frauen” / “But for women”

Subtitles: DE/EN (workshop for String Quintet)

Region code: All (A1/B2/C3) Region free

Running time: 938 mins

Production years: 1962-1997

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EuroArts Classic Archive - 8024264014

(SD Blu-Ray)

$61.00

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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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Australian Eloquence - ELQ4806582

(CD - 2 discs)

$11.75

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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.

“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 ***

“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

“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

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

GGramophone Magazine

Disc of the Month - September 2016

Ondine - ODE12842

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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

BBC Music Magazine

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

(CD)

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Brahms: The Violin Sonatas

Brahms: The Violin Sonatas


Brahms:

Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (complete)

Schumann:

Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105: II.


Ingolf Turban (violin), Gabriele Seidel-Hell (piano)

To celebrate his 30th performing jubilee in April 2016, Ingolf Tur-ban has recorded the violin sonatas of Johannes Brahms. This artist is proud to offer his listeners something special to stand out from the not inconsiderable competition in this field: Each sonata receives its own instrument in order to develop, in each case, the special tone for the particular voice with which Brahms, as the lover, speaks to his secret beloved - with diffe-rent "voices", as it were, all from the same mouth.

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Oehms - OC1867

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$11.50

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

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


Stephan Schardt (violin) & Philipp Vogler (piano)

Philipp Vogler and Stephan Schardt have conducted a daring experiment on three sonatas for piano and violin by Johannes Brahms, presenting these works on an original grand piano from the famous workshop of Johann Baptist Streicher, known to be the composer's special favorite, and a violin strung with mere gut strings.

In his choice of bowings, fingerings, and portamenti Schardt also follows precedents set by Joachim. It almost goes without saying that this violinist drawing on rich historical performance practice experience also employs skillful bowing to exploit all the articulatory and expressive opportunities offered by gut strings. The three-dimensional production of this Super Audio CD renders all of the above with special vividness. In 2+2+2 reproduction, music we thought we knew so well assumes a freshness that makes for pure pleasure on each new hearing.

Super Audio CD

Format:

Hybrid Multi-channel

MDG Scene - MDG9031916

(SACD)

$14.00

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Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos 1-3 & 4 Hungarian Dances

Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos 1-3 & 4 Hungarian Dances


Brahms:

Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3 (complete)

Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

Hungarian Dance No. 2 in D minor

Hungarian Dance No. 7

Hungarian Dance No. 9 in E minor

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


Warner Classics - 2564612989

(CD - 2 discs)

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

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


Sunao Goko (violin) & Haruko Ueda (piano)

At 22, Sunao Goko is a violinist of startling maturity. He is a recipient of the National Award (Japan's highest Imperial honour) and winner of several international competitions including the 2013 Tibor Varga Sion Valais International Violin Competition in Switzerland. He performs here on the Banat violin made by Stradivarius in 1682. Goko is partnered with his frequent collaborator Haruko Ueda in a sublime reading of Brahms's Violin Sonatas.

Nascor - NS12

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

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


Pamela Frank (violin), Peter Serkin (piano)

Decca - 4556432

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