Brahms: Viola Sonata No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 120 No. 2

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Brahms: Viola Sonatas & 2 Gesange Op. 91

Brahms: Viola Sonatas & 2 Gesange Op. 91


Brahms:

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

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

Two songs for contralto with viola obbligato, Op. 91

Sara Mingardo (alto)


Luca Sanzò (viola) & Maurizio Paciariello (piano)

This new recording contains Brahms’ complete music in which the viola plays a solo part: the two Sonatas Op. 120 and the 2 Gesänge Op. 91, for alto, viola and piano.

Brahms’ two viola sonatas are masterworks of his late style: the perfect handling of the sonata form sets the structure for autumnal reminiscenses and melancholic introspection, alternated by either passionate or tender interludes.

Beautiful performances by violist Luca Sanzo and pianist Maurizio Paciariello, who made an excellent recording of Hindemith’s Viola Sonatas for Brilliant Classics (BC94782): “Strong performance….a real winner” (Musicweb).

A special treat is the voice of Sara Mingardo in the Zwei Gesänge, one of the foremost altos of today, who sung with Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Myung-Whun-Chung, Rinaldo Alessandrini.

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Brilliant Classics - 95281BR

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Brahms: Viola Sonatas, Op. 120

Brahms: Viola Sonatas, Op. 120


Brahms:

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

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

Herzogenberg, H:

Legenden, Op. 62


Ashan Pillai (viola), Juan Carlos Cornelles (piano)

Verso - VRS2157

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Brahms: Yuri Bashmet Volume 1 - Vinyl Edition

Brahms: Yuri Bashmet Volume 1 - Vinyl Edition


Brahms:

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

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


Yuri Bashmet (viola) & Mikhail Muntian (piano)

Firma Melodiya presents chamber music by Johannes Brahms performed by Yuri Bashmet and Mikhail Muntian. Two Viola Sonatas, Op. 120, by Johannes Brahms composed in 1894, signify an actual completion of the composer’s creative life and the epoch of German music romanticism in general.

The name of Yuri Bashmet is known to any music aficionado. A viola player, conductor, teacher and tireless public figure, he has been an active performer for almost forty years, a performer of the entire viola repertoire of academic music and an initiator of numerous works by contemporary composers. Pianist Mikhail Muntian has been Yuri Bashmet’s constant ensemble partner (along with Bashmet’s teacher Fyodor Druzhinin, he took part in the premiere of Shostakovich’s Viola Sonata). Their joint concert performances and recordings are notable for a splendid ensemble partnership, absolute integrity of performing ideas and in-depth comprehension of a musical text.

Brahms’s sonatas was recorded in 1984.

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Sonatas for Viola and Piano

Sonatas for Viola and Piano


Brahms:

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

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

Schubert:

Sonata in A minor 'Arpeggione', D821


Yuri Bashmet (viola) & Mikhail Muntian (piano)

Firma Melodiya presents chamber music by Johannes Brahms performed by Yuri Bashmet and Mikhail Muntian. Two viola sonatas by Johannes Brahms, Op. 120, composed in 1894, signify an actual completion of the composer’s creative life and the epoch of German music romanticism in general. The name of Yuri Bashmet is known to any music aficionado. A viola player, conductor, teacher and tireless public figure, he has been an active performer for almost forty years, a performer of the entire viola repertoire of academic music and an initiator of numerous works by contemporary composers. Pianist Mikhail Muntian has been Yuri Bashmet’s constant ensemble partner (along with Bashmet’s teacher Fyodor Druzhinin, he took part in the premiere of Shostakovich’s viola sonata). Their joint concert performances and recordings are notable for a splendid ensemble partnership, absolute integrity of performing ideas and in-depth comprehension of a musical text. Brahms’s sonatas was recorded in 1984.

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Schumann, Schubert, Brahms

Schumann, Schubert, Brahms


Brahms:

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

Schubert:

Sonata in A minor 'Arpeggione', D821

Schumann:

Märchenbilder (4), Op. 113


Lise Berthaud (viola) & Adam Laloum (piano)

Lise Berthaud [b.1982] studied at the Conservatoire de Paris, with Gérard Caussé. In 2005, she won the Hindemith Prize at the Geneva International Competition, was short listed by the Victoires de la Musique Classique 2009 as 'Révélation de l’Année' (Newcomer of the Year) and since September 2013, Lise has been part of the prestigious BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme.

Adam Laloum studied at the Paris Conservatoire before receiving international recognition when he won 1st Prize at the prestigious Clara Haskil Piano Competition. Laloum has founded a piano trio 'Les Esprits'. Both have played with prestigious orchestras and have appeared on famous stages and festivals. This is their first recital together and Lise Berthaud's debut recording.

“With her warm, flexible tone, Lise Berthaud gives a performance of enormous expressive range and tosses off the more showy passages with virtuoso panache...All in all, it's a wonderfully played recital, drawing the listener into the world of each composer.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2014

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Brahms: Five Sonatas for Violin & Piano

Brahms: Five Sonatas for Violin & Piano


Brahms:

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

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

arr. for violin

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

arr. for violin

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

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

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


Jerrold Rubinstein (violin), Dalia Ouziel (piano)

Pavane - ADW7398

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Brahms: Sonatas for Viola & Piano

Brahms: Sonatas for Viola & Piano


Brahms:

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

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

Schubert:

Sonata in A minor 'Arpeggione', D821

transcribed for Viola and Piano


Robin Ireland (viola) & Tim Horton (piano)

Robin and Tim formed their Duo in 2008, and quickly discovered a strong rapport in playing together. Their concerts and recording together since then have constituted a small but precious part of their busy careers.

“The desire to make this recording built up slowly over a number of years. Viola recitals are increasingly rare, and a recording seemed one way to honour the decades of close acquaintance with these beloved jewels of the viola repertoire. Tim and I felt that we might find inspiration and spontaneity in a concert performance that could elude us in a studio recording.” Robin Ireland

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Brahms: Sonatas for Viola & Piano Op. 120

Brahms: Sonatas for Viola & Piano Op. 120


Brahms:

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

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


Henninge Landaas (viola) & Tim Horton (piano)

For many years, Henninge Landaas was principal viola of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and has also been co-principal viola in the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.

She has toured extensively as a member of the award winning Vertavo String Quartet. She performs these works with the British pianist Tim Horton.

“Landaas produces an exceptionally fine sound, her tone beautifully centred, her vibrato arising naturally from expressiveness initiated by the bow...In addition, Horton is adept at balancing chords so that the thickest textures sound rich, never turgid.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2012

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Brahms: Viola Sonatas Op. 120

Brahms: Viola Sonatas Op. 120


Brahms:

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

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

Schumann:

Märchenbilder (4), Op. 113


Rachel Roberts (viola) & Lars Vogt (piano)

Brahms Op.120 sonatas were originally intended for the clarinet, but he also arranged them for viola. Presented here in a stunning recording, Rachel Roberts has established herself internationally as a soloist and chamber musician and Lars Vogt needs no introduction.

“This beautifully engineered solo recital with pianist Lars Vogt demonstrates [Roberts's] many strengths, not least a honeyed tone and a capacity to project a real sense of intimacy...In many respects their view of the music perfectly accords with the autumnal nature of Brahms's late style.” BBC Music Magazine, November 2011 ****

“[Roberts] brings to the Brahms sonatas an expressive intensity and sense of nostalgic longing that goes straight to the heart of these miraculous scores. She also captures memorably the spellbound fantasy of Schumann's elusive Märchenbilder...The way Roberts and Vogt gently ease the tempo and sensitively shape the magical coda of the Second Sonata's opening movement is worth the asking price alone. Highly recommended.” Classic FM Magazine, November 2011 *****

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Works for Viola & Piano

Works for Viola & Piano


Brahms:

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

Hindemith:

Sonata for Viola & Piano in F major, Op. 11 No. 4

Schubert:

Sonata in A minor 'Arpeggione', D821


Naoko Shimizu (viola) & Özgür Aydin (piano)

Genuin - GEN10193

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