Brahms - The Complete Violin Sonatas

15 March 2017

Brahms – The Complete Violin Sonatas

As shown by the opus numbers, the violin sonatas all come from his maturity and give off an unrivalled richness. Nevertheless, complete recordings of all three have tended to come along rarely, for some reason. They speak of the best of their time, and not just in music. I listen to them and think of writers like Eliot, Dickens, and Tolstoy – the complex textures, the depth of thought. They strike me as hard for a player to crack – not technically, but emotionally and structurally. There’s so much going on in all of them, that they confront musicians (both violinists and pianists) with an overwhelming array of choices to create a coherent shape. The musical coherence is the more important, but the emotional choices determine the individuality of the interpretation.

FRYDERYK CHOPIN // ETUDE c-moll Op.10 N°12 (Studio recording)
  1. FRYDERYK CHOPIN // ETUDE c-moll Op.10 N°12 (Studio recording)
  2. JOHANNES BRAHMS // UNGARISCHER TANZ g-moll (Live recording – St. Wendel)
  3. JOHANNES BRAHMS // PIANO SONATA f-moll Op.5 (Studio recording)
  4. ROBERT SCHUMANN // ALBUM FÜR DIE JUGEND Op.68 – WORLD FIRST COMPLETE RECORDING Zweite Abteilung – Für Erwachsenere
  5. EDVARD GRIEG // ​“AUS HOLBERGS ZEIT” SUITE for strings Op.40 (Live recording – Sofia, Bulgaria Hall)
  6. JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH / ALEXANDER SILOTI // PRELUDE h-moll (Live recording – Geneve, Château de Coppet)
  7. GIACOMO PUCCINI // “CRISANTEMI” for strings (Live recording – Belo Horizonte)
  8. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART // ADAGIO AND FUGUE for strings c-moll KV 546 (Live recording – Padova, Pollini Auditorium)
  9. PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY // SERENADE for strings C-Dur Op.48 (Live recording – Lebeanon TV)
  10. ASTOR PIAZZOLLA // “ADIOS NONINO” – Arranged by TrisTango (Studio recording)